Nose

Raspberry, blackberry and black currant with hints of pepper and herbs fill the nose.

Palate

Flavors of a medley of fresh blackberries, green pepper, tobacco and dark chocolate.

Growing Conditions

Appellation: Maipu, Mendoza (altitude: 3624 feet). Soil Type: Sandy loam with alluvial rock, traces of clay. Grooming: Vertically trained, ungrafted native vines, canopy leafage, cluster trimmed during veraison for flavor concentration. Yield: 3.2 tons per acre.

Winemaking

Fermentation: Stainless steel vessels cooled to 25C to retain fresh aromatics and flavors. Two pump-overs are done per day for 8 days. Skin-contact: Wine remains in contact with skins for 7 to 15 more days. Grape to glass: 24 months

Appearance

Red cherry color, bright and clean, with red tones and pink, lightly purple hints, well integrated legs.

Food Pairing

Spicy barbecued chicken or ribs, aged blue cheese, rib eye steak, or a winter’s stew.