Nose

The nose offers intense cassis and dark berries laced with subtle pepper and clove

Palate

On the palate, it is a rich, long and complex wine, with soft, silky tannins that create a lingering finish.

Growing Conditions

Angélica Sur: sandy loam with presence of gravel and limestone

Harvest

“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.

Winemaking

Selected yeast. Max.Ferm. Temp: 28-30ºC, for 17 days. 19-22 days maceration.

Aging

12-14 months in French oak barrels.

Appearance

Deep red ruby color