This year we had low rains thus obtaining very healthy bunches. Besides, the cool nights and mild day temperatures on the last weeks of the cycle were excellent for a thorough ripening of the grapes, which were full of nuances.
Following a careful selection, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and the must underwent cold maceration at 7º C for five days prior to fermentation, which took place at a constant 28º C. The total maceration period lasted approximately 20 days.
This wine was aged in new and one year old American and French oak barrels for 14 months, followed by another 12 months minimum in the bottle.
Colour: Deep dark cherry red colour with dark purple tones.
Nose: Powerful yet elegant nose, refined and stylish with ripe berry fruit, spicy complexity (clove, sandalwood, vanilla, chocolate).
Palate: Muscular, elegant yet silky smooth taste shows fruit preserves/jam [blackberry, loganberry], chocolate truffle. Concentrated and rich but not sweet, with superb length.
Food matches: A good match for casseroles, venison or wild boar with fruit-based sauces.