Very aromatic, spicy black fruit, moderate acidity, rounded and smooth. Elegant.
Adrianna Vineyard: Gualtallary District, Tupungato Region, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina Parcel Name: Fortuna Terrae Parcel surface: 5 Hectares Soil composition: Alluvial origin. Deep loam with limestone covered white stones. Altitude: 4.482 ft (1.366 m) elevation.
“El Año Mendocino,” the Mendoza Year we call it. After a small cool vintage 2017, which we call “El Año Bordelés” (the Bordeaux Year) and a small, very cool and rainy year in 2016 “El Año Bourguignon” (the Burgundian year), we finally got a vintage that is classically Mendozan: dry, cool, sunny and with moderate yields in every region from the lowest to the highest altitudes. The summer of 2017 started out warm but then cooled off during the 2018 harvest months of February, March and April. This, in addition to the lower rainfall, gave rise to optimal balance in the fruit, with beautiful natural acidity, regional aromatic expression and smooth tannins.
In vertical 225-liter oak barrels and 500 liter French oak roll-fermentors for 16 days. Max. Ferm. Temp. 25-30° C, 8-12 days maceration.
18 months in barrel, oak treatment is decided according to the vintage characteristics. French Oak.