Nose

The aromas offer fresh white fruits like white peaches and pinapples, citrus and hints of white flowers flavors like Jasmine and Magnolia.

Palate

The mouthfeel is intense, full yet clean, with fresh, crisp acidity.

Growing Conditions

Tupungato Vineyard (1450m/ 4750 ft). Alluvial origin. Gravel and limestone soil. Rounded rocks in the bottom. Sandy loam “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. Cool Nights and high day-night Thermal Amplitude: 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. There was a decrease of about 100 mm (4 inches), about 30% less rain in every region.

Harvest

A warm summer followed by the cooling effect of the Pacific over the Andes during the months of February, March and April gave rise to a slightly earlier (by two weeks) harvest in 2018.

Winemaking

This wine goes through cold settling for 12 hours at 41ºF (5ºC). The juice is then fermented for 25 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 6 hours.

Aging

9 months in contact with the lees. 100% French oak.

Appearance

Delicated greenish color with light yellow notes