The nose offers ripe plum and red berry flavors characteristic of the Nicasia Vineyard. Oak aging adds complex and elegant notes of liqueur, tobacco and vanilla.
On the palate, a sweet, enticing entry leads to a complex, ample wine of soft, round tannins. Finishes long and lingering.
Nicasia vineyard: aluvial origin. Loamy soil, with rounded rocks on the bottom
Dry Farming, Cool Climate and Eternal Snow. The coolest vintage in the last thirty years, 2016 was marked by "El Niño", low yields and a fully snow-covered view of the Andes through the summer. The rains came together with cooler than usual days which saved us from any rot by lowering yields and shortening the harvest season. Our vineyards were mostly dry farmed; natural acidities are extremely high and alcohols low, in the 12-13 range. The 2016 wines might take longer than usual to be ready for drinking.
Barrel fermented in French oak. Selected yeast. Max. Ferm.Temp. 25-30 ºC, for 15 days. 24 days maceration
24 months in 100 % French oak (100% new)
Deep red colour with violet hues
This wine is ideal with game, such as deer and wild boar.