Nose

Scents of lavender and fresh mint leaves adds further lift.

Palate

Charismatic personality. Drama meets beauty. The inky, black, graphite and spice-laden core of blackcurrant fruit takes the lead while this most northerly latitude, high altitude Cabernet Sauvignon brings its signature stamp of pink peppercorns and roasted red peppers to the fore. Bold and confident with a strong presence, it combines power and firmness with delicious succulence.

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 foudres and French oak barrels.