Nose

Delicate aromas of currant and cherry with notes of tobacco.

Palate

A wine with big, round body and velvety tannins.

Growing Conditions

Vistalba, Luján de Cuyo. - Location and altitude: 20 km to the south of the city of Mendoza, at 1,050 meters a.s.l. - Climate: 250 mm of annual precipitation. Large diurnal temperature range, low humidity, long daylight hours. - Soil: Alluvial derived from the water erosion from the Andes Mountains. Loamy sand in texture, deep with stones at 1 meter deep. Loose, very permeable structure. - Style of wines: Complex and deep, with sweet tannins.

Harvest

The summer and autumn were rather dry, which meant a healthy harvest. Yields were lower than average which meant, together with average temperatures a little higher than normal, ripening was pushed up. The 2017 wines are concentrated, with a fresh style, good acidity, and excellent fruit and floral expression.

Winemaking

Hand-harvested during the end of March and beginning of April. Manual selection of bunches in the winery. Pre-fermentation maceration for 7 days at 10oC (50oF) in the tank. Alcoholic fermentation lasted 7 days at 26oC (79oF) in concrete tanks with natural yeasts. Post-fermentation maceration for 20 days. Wine aged in 500-liter French oak barrels, 50% new, for 18 months, then for 12 months in the bottle.

Appearance

Deep red-violet color.

Food Pairing

Lamb, poultry, cheeses