Nose

Intense with ripe plum and blueberry flavors laced with subtle vainilla, liqueur, tobacco and leather notes

Palate

Sweet entry leads to a complex, unctuous, velvety wine. Finishes elegant, with soft, round tannins

Growing Conditions

Vista Flores: aluvial origin. Loamy soil, with rounded rocks on the bottom.

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. 27-30ºC, for 8 days.

Aging

12-14 months in French oak barrels.

Appearance

Elegant and complex wine of a deep violet colour.

Food Pairing

This wine is a perfect match with pasta, beef and spicy lamb. Also goes well with chocolate and dried fruit.