Complex, with aromas of red fruits laced
with sweet spices and graphite notes, against a
gentle backdrop of nuts.
Sweet, with soft and silky tannins that
are beautifully perceived, and a long, fruity
aftertaste. Notes of dark chocolate on the finish.
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.
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.
Intensely ruby red with subtle purple hues
“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