Aromas of black cherries, dark fruits, dark chocolate and baker’s spice.
On the palate, the wine shows dense, dark berry and plum flavors along with hints of sandalwood and spice, and even a hint of violets in the finish. This is a full-bodied and well-structured wine that is incredibly full of life and born to be enjoyed with food and friends.
ºVineyard Location: Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley - Mendoza
ºAvg. Vineyard Elevation: 3,600 feet
The La Posta team works with some of the best family vineyards in the Uco Valley. High altitude vineyards above 3000 ft. Cool nights and a wide thermal amplitude. In fact, temperature decreases approximately 1°C for every 100m increase in height. Plant respiration at night is a key physiological process that is highly influenced by temperature. Cool temperatures in high altitude regions allow for lower respiration rates, which enhances the concentration of malic acid in the berries. Therefore, wines sourced from high altitude regions offer higher acid levels. Cooler temperatures also allow berries to maintain other quality such as anthocyanins and aromatics compounds typical of each variety.
Sandy loam, sand, silt, and clay with 20% stones covered by limestone
10 months. 50% aged in 100% french oak barrels, 10% new barrel and 40% second and third use barrels, 50% Stainless steel tanks.
A beautiful red and purple color.
It goes great with many foods, especially meat and barbecue. Unique recipe ideas include: Grilled Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragout, Grilled Quail with Quinoa, Currant and Pine Nut Pilaf, or Wild Boar, Sage and Dried Cherry Risotto.