This complex yet well balanced wine presents an elegant style with hints of ripe plums and raspberry fruit. Gentle tannins and slightly toasted, spice and chocolate on the palate and a long, lingering focused finish.
100% ESTATE GROWN FRUIT: This fine wine is produced using grapes grown in our own Estate located in Las Barrancas, Maipú. This zone is considered one of the best wine growing areas in Mendoza, well known for its climate and soil. Cold maceration takes place before fermentation for 72 hours. The winemaking process is carried out in stainless steel tanks and macerated for 15-20 days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged for 12 months in new oak barrels: 20% French and 80% American. This wine is aged for 6 months in bottle prior to release.
Ideal match for red meats, lamb, pasta and fine French cheeses.
- ALCOHOL: 14%
- RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.80 g/l
- TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.85 g/l
- pH: 3.6
(this spent 12 months in new oak, 80% American): Bright, dark red. Strong spicy, cedary oak tones along with redcurrant, iron and tobacco on the inviting nose. At once juicy and supple, offering a suave texture and good definition to its spicy redcurrant and raspberry flavors. Finishes with smooth, broad, dusty tannins, a whisper of spicy herbs and nice lift and perfume. This fresh midweight doesn’t have the concentration or depth for 90 points but is very easy to drink. And the American oak component is in harmony with the wine’s fruit. - Vinous Media 89 Points