Nose

Complex, with aromas of red fruits laced with sweet spices and graphite notes, against a gentle backdrop of nuts.

Palate

Sweet, with soft and silky tannins that are beautifully perceived, and a long, fruity aftertaste. Notes of dark chocolate on the finish.

Harvest

The summer was mostly warm, with broad temperature ranges (very hot days followed by marked temperature drops). Yields were relatively normal. The dry harvest season resulted in perfectly healthy grapes. With medium to high alcohol content, and acidity levels slightly above average, the 2019 wines are all about freshness and elegance.

Winemaking

Manual harvest in mid-March and early April. Manual cluster selection upon arrival at the winery. Pre-fermentation maceration for 5 days at 10° C (50° F). Fermentation for 10 days at 28° C (80° F) in concrete tanks using selected natural yeasts, followed by natural malolactic fermentation. Thirty percent of the wine was aged in French first-use barrels while the remaining 70% was aged in used barrels for 15 months. Finally, it aged in the bottle for 6 months before its release.

Appearance

Intensely ruby red with subtle purple hues

Food Pairing

“For me harmony between wine and food results obvious and boring, though I can appreciate it and certainly understand it. Isnt it more interesting too have a mouth clash of dissonance of two great tastes that try to convince you who is better? This experience for me has more value than the monotonous perfect match that seems to work very well for toddlers” Francis Mallmann