The nose combines ripe berry fruit and spicy notes from La Pirámide Vineyard, with enticing black berry flavors obtained at Nicasia and Adrianna. Light oak hints of vanilla and spice add complexity to its wonderful fragance.
On the palate, a soft sweet attack leads to a medium-bodied wine of soft, velvety tannins. Finishes long and lingering.
'La Pirámide' Vineyard, Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo (950m/3117ft). Alluvial origin. Clay topsoil with rounded rocks on the bottom. 'Nicasia' Vineyard, Altamira, San Carlos (1095m/3593ft). Alluvial origin. Loamy soil, with rounded rocks on the bottom. 'Adrianna' Vineyard, Gualtallary, Tupungato (1450m/4757ft). Alluvial origin. Gravel and limestone. Rounded rocks in the bottom.
The 2014 was the coolest harvest year since 2001. It was a year with pronounced regional contrasts. Abundant snowmelt (the Andes could be seen covered in snow throughout the whole harvest season) would have made this a very large harvest, except that everything slowed down with the cool weather in February, March and April, and the severe September frost. The harvest happened about one to two weeks later than usual and the yields were average overall. The wines stand out for their high natural acidity, freshness and concentration.
Selected yeast. Max. Ferm. Temp 28-30º C for 18 days. 28-30 days maceration.
16 months in French oak.
Of a red violet colour with red ruby hues.