Nose

The nose offers ripe, concentrated dark and red fruit aromas with delicated floral notes as violetas and roses, some traces of chalk-stone and mocca.

Palate

The mouthfeel is rich and full, with notes of sweet spices and a touch of leather. The finish presents soft and very well integrated tannins with bright, crisp acidity that gives the wine exceptional length.

Growing Conditions

Vista Flores Vineyard (1100m/3608ft). Alluvial origin. Loamy soil, with rounded rocks on the bottom (80& Sand - 10% Clay - 10% Silt).

Harvest

Dry weather (precipitations 20-60% lower than usual), small berries and slightly lower yields; cooler temperatures overall. The 2019 harvest happened about 1-3 weeks earlier than usual, and the grapes were in pristine condition with not a drop of botrytis or downy mildew. We were concerned that there would be problems with frost, because of the dry spring, but a constant evening breeze made frosts rare this year. And outside of Agrelo, there were no significant hail storms. We expected the harvest to be larger than usual, but the combination of dry weather and cool climate resulted in yields slightly lower than the norm.

Winemaking

This wine goes through cold maceration for 5 days under 50ºF (10ºC). The juice is then fermented for 16 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 10 days.

Aging

12 months in French barrels (35% new). Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage.

Appearance

Dark violet color with purple reflections