Nose

The nose is delicate, with floral and mineral notes.

Palate

There is tension and minerality in the palate, with a refreshing acidity that makes it very easy to drink. The long finish along with the chalky notes show this wine’s origin: a Bonarda vineyard on a limestone soil.

Growing Conditions

100% Bonarda Argentina grapes come from alluvial-calcareous soils of El Peral (Uco Valley). This area sits high, which contributes to cooler nights, resulting in acid development and retention. 90% of the soils are limestone gravels with sandy loam structure with very low water retention. The low fertility soils help control the natural vigor of the Bonarda vine, and deep soils with good drainage facilitate root development.

Winemaking

100% manual harvested Bonarda grapes. The grapes were pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery, giving a lovely pink color. The wine is vinified with native yeast in 300hl stainless steel tanks with temperature control at 13-15º Celsius with no acid corrections. The second fermentation took place in the bottle and aged on lees for 12 months. This was done to maintain the fruit and freshness, and build complexity without yeasty notes. This sparkling does not have any liqueur d’expédition (dosage) to keep its varietal purity and origin.

Appearance

It has a soft onion skin color, with copper hues, and fine, persistent bubbles.