Alto Valle, Rio Negro, Patagonia
AGE OF THE VINEYARD:
Over 40 years old
35 hl/ ha
Deleafing and green picking is carried out in December.
Harvest is realized manually in small trays of 20 kg in order not to damage the grapes. Double selection is performed: first selection of bunches and a second selection grape by grape.
Cold maceration is carried out at 10ºC – 12ºC for 5 days prior to fermentation which takes place at a controlled temperature of 28 – 30°C. 4 pump-overs per day followed by a long maceration of 30 days.
100% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.
Intense deep red colour. Very complex bouquet of wild fruits like blackberries and strawberries. The oak aging gives notes of vanilla and caramel which harmonise beautifully with the fruit. A full-bodied wine with excellent structure, very elegant on the palate. Great with all kind of grilled meats, games, and cheeses.