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.
- COUNTY OF ORIGIN
- TOTAL ACIDITY
- RESIDUAL SUGAR
- 100% Tannat
- San Rafael/Mendoza
- Daniel Fernandez
- 5.50 g/l
- 2.60 g/l
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.
The 2012 harvest began the first days of April and was a success because of atypical precipitation patterns. Heavier rainfall in the beginning of the season stimulated plant growth. However, the relative lack of rain for the remainder of the season forced the vines to sprout late. Luckily, with proper irrigation and long hot days, the longer growth cycle produced a higher quality vintage.
Cold maceration for 48 hours at 46°F then fermentation with selected yeasts at 73°F in stainless steel.