Raspberry, blackberry and black currant with hints of pepper and herbs fill the nose.
Flavors of a medley of fresh blackberries, green pepper, tobacco and dark chocolate.
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.
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
Red cherry color, bright and clean, with red tones and pink, lightly purple hints, well integrated legs.
Spicy barbecued chicken or ribs, aged blue cheese, rib eye steak, or a winter’s stew.