Floral, exuberant, lengthy smooth tannins, metallic.
Adrianna Vineyard: Gualtallary District, Tupungato Alto Region, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina Parcel Name: River Stones Parcel surface: 2.6 Hectares Soil composition: Alluvial origin. White stones covered by calcium carbonate. Ancient river bed. 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 225 liter oak barrels and 500 liter French oak roll-fermentors for 17 days. Max. Ferm. Temp. 25-30° C, 10-15 days maceration.
20 months in barrel, oak treatment is decided according to the vintage characteristics. French Oak.