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

La Piramide Vineyard: aluvial origin. Clay topsoil with rounded rocks on the bottom. Nicasia vineyard: aluvial origin. Loamy soil, with rounded rocks on the bottom.

Harvest

Many in Mendoza have started calling 2015 "el año Bordelés", or "the Bordelais year" because of the cool summer, early autumn rains and generally low alcohols and high acidities in the main red varieties. The best Malbecs of 2015 have a refinement and elegance that only occur in very cool years. What was key in the 2014-2015 season was parcelization and low-yields farming. The Malbec in parcels with stony and limestone soils were undisputed super-stars. Because of the warm winter, the harvest was between 10 and 15 days earlier than usual.

Winemaking

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

Aging

12-14 months in French oak barrels.

Appearance

Of a deep red ruby color.