Nose

On the nose, aromas of flowers are appreciated, with hints of vanilla and menthol.

Palate

In the mouth balanced with notes of plum and chocolate, with ripe fruits.

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 Vineyard management: Organic, drip irrigation Soil type: Clay loam and Sandy loam soil Yield: 2 plant per bottle Vintage report: A year that required a lot of decision making: less production, more humidity for the region, but with good canopy management and human labor to determine harvest time, maintained quality and achieved natural acidity.

Harvest

Date of harvest: Second week of April 2017 Harvest method: By hand

Bottling

July 2018. This wine has neither been fined, filtered, nor cold stabilized.

Winemaking

Maceration: Cold maceration at 6ºC for 5 days. Alcoholic fermentation: With native yeasts, 23 days at 25-27ºC, 4 pumpovers and one delestage daily in concret vat. Malolatic fermentation: In French oak barrels for 30 days.

Aging

12 months in 50% 2nd use, 50% 3rd use French oak.

Food Pairing

It goes very well with grilled dishes.