Nose

An all enveloping fruity and spicy bouquet.

Palate

In the mouth it presents an outstanding taste and a medium body, velvety and smooth. Notes of vanilla, tobacco and walnuts highlight the initial attack. The finish is long and persistent.

Growing Conditions

Winery owned old vineyards located in General Roca, Alto Valle del Río Negro, Patagonia.

Harvest

Mid-March. The berries are carefully handpicked in small containers and timely delivered to the winery, 1 Kilometer away from the vineyard. - Yield: 6.500 Kgs per hectare

Winemaking

The grapes arrive in the winery in small containers. They are first carefully selected and de-stemmed, after which they under- go the process of cold pre-fermentative maceration for a period of 48 to 72 hours. The next step is the alcoholic fermentation, which takes place at controlled temperature, between 25° and 27° C in 9.000 L concrete vats, for a 20-day period, with periodical racking. The next step is the malolactic fermentation.

Aging

After fermentation ageing is done in new French oak casks for 12 months, followed by bottling and further bottle ageing for 6 months before its release.

Appearance

The wine shows an intense ruby color, with purple reflections.

Food Pairing

ome suggestions are pastas in creamy sauces. Chicken in light sauces. Seafood and grilled fish. Red meats prepared in traditional French cuisine dishes. - Suggested serving temperature: 15° to 16° C