Nose

Notes of iodine, tobacco, pencil shavings and fresh mint.

Palate

Drama meets beauty in this most northerly latitude, high altitude Cabernet Sauvignon. An inky, black, graphite and spice-laden core of crunchy blackcurrant fruit takes the lead while the site-specific spicy signature stamp of pink peppercorns, chili paste, roasted peppers add further lift to this charismatic style. Elegant, attractively succulent, medium bodied style. A charismatic wine reflecting a very special place.

Growing Conditions

This micro-terroir consists of deep sandy soils originated from metamorphic and igneous rocks of a granite type. They soil composition consists of 2% of clay, 89% of sand and 9% of silt. - Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, massal selection - own rooted. - Year of plantation: 1958. - Training system: Pergola - bilateral cordon. - Pruning: Spur pruning. - Row orientation: North - South. - Plantation density: 2.5 x 2.5 (1,600 plants/ Ha) - Irrigation: Furrow irrigation.

Winemaking

- 15% of whole clusters maceration. - Alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. - Punching down 3 times a day during fermentation. - Gentle pneumatic pressing. - Racking into 300L new French oak barrels, natural malolactic fermentation and ageing for 18 months. - Bottled unfiltered.

Aging

18 months in new French oak barrels.