Nose

On the nose ripe red fruits are appreciated reminiscent of plum and cassis.

Palate

Very expressive and juicy feel to the palate with cool flavors of purple berries, plums and cassis, holding long and fresh.

Growing Conditions

Origin: Finca Lamadrid, Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo Altitude: 3,280 ft above sea level Year planted: 1963 Density planting: 5500 plants per hectare Yield: 1 plant per bottle Training management: Organic, drip irrigation Soil type: Clay loam soil, Sandy loam soil Vintage report: Slightly more production than previous year and a warmer spring than 2017 allowed the grapes to mature over a shorter period of time. Harvest began earlier and ended earlier this year than before.

Harvest

Date of harvest: Third week of March 2018 Harvest method: By hand

Bottling

Bottling: February 2019. This wine has neither been fined, filtered, nor cold stabilized.

Winemaking

Maceration: Cold maceration at 8ºC for 5 days Alcoholic fermentation: With native yeasts, in stainless steel tanks, for 22 days at 23-25ºC, 4 daily pump-over and one delestage Malolatic fermentation: In French oak barrels

Aging

Aging: 9 months in 3rd and 4th use French oak barrels

Food Pairing

Grilled meats and empanadas.