Nose

attractive fruity notes of cherry and raspberry.

Palate

fruity and fresh profile balanced with wood notes. It has soft and delicate tannins, and an elegant and persistent finish.

Harvest

The summer was mostly warm, but with great thermal amplitude (very hot days followed by very cold days). Yields were relatively normal. The dry harvest season produced grapes in perfect health. With medium to high alcohol levels, and acidity slightly above average, 2019 wines tend to be fresh and elegant.

Winemaking

Manual harvest during March and April. Manual selection of grapes upon arrival at the winery. Pre-fermentation maceration for 7 days at 10oC (50oF). Fermentation lasted 7 days at 26oC (79oF) in concrete tanks using selected and native yeasts. Post-fermentation maceration lasted 20 days. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in the concrete tanks. Ageing in French oak barrels (1/3 new, 1/3 second use, 1/3 third use) for 12 months, then 6 months in bottle before being released.

Appearance

red colour of medium intensity

Food Pairing

Simple red meats, ripe cheeses.