The nose displays intense red berries, laced with fresh flowers and smoke.
On the palate, a soft sweet entry leads to a well-balanced, softly textured and easy-drinking wine.
- La Vendimia: El Mirador, Mendoza – altitude: 2,316’ elevation. Vineyard age: 40. Type of soil: alluvial silt loam. Harvest date: April 5th
- Los Paraísos: El Mirador, Mendoza – altitude: 2,218’ elevation. Vineyard age: 38. Type of soil: alluvial silt loam. Harvest date: March 28th
“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.
Harvest method: Manual
Vinification: 24 hours cold pre fermentation maceration at 5/8ºC in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation: 18 days. Max.Ferm.Temp: 28ºC. 18 days maceration.
12 months in 225 l barrels; 1st, 2nd and 3rd use to preserve core varietal aromas and flavors. French Oak.
A bright red ruby color, with violet hues.