The Art of the Andes
Tannat
Tannat 2013

An intense red color with dark purples hues. On the nose, aromas of rich red berries and black currant, with hints of chocolate. It is a bold, expressive and exotic wine with soft tannins.

  • COMPOSITION
  • COUNTY OF ORIGIN
  • REGION
  • WINEMAKER
  • ALCOHOL
  • TOTAL ACIDITY
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR
  • pH
  • 100% Tannat
  • Argentina
  • San Rafael/Mendoza
  • Daniel Fernandez
  • 13.5%
  • 6.15 g/l
  • 3.3 g/l
  • 3.70


VINEYARD

The soils of the vineyard are composed predominantly of loose sand over clay. Since the climate is considered ‘semi-arid’, irrigation is a necessity. Fortunately, we have the Diamante Mountain River which provides a constant flow of water, whose source is the melting snow of the Andes.

HARVEST

The 2013 harvest began early March to mid-April and was a success because of a long, cool growing season. With steady spring rains and lack of major frost and hail, our grapes were able to have longer hang times, and full maturation. This season was reported to have lower pH levels, which means higher acidity and more vibrant wines. All varieties will have a sense freshness, with wonderful aromatic profiles.

WINEMAKING

Cold maceration for 48 hours at 46°F then fermentation with selected yeasts at 73°F in stainless steel.