Complex aroma of black berry and stone fruits with dark chocolate and minty notes, and hints of well integrated spicy oak. Deep and full bodied palate with layers of rich fruit, dense and creamy, well structured, with great length and persistence.
From some of the oldest vineyards in the estate of varying altitudes, ranging from 200 - 400m altitude and average age of 25 years, planted on granite and schist soil with clay loam structure.
The year 2011 is one of the best years of the last decade and was characterized by a very cool spring, which allowed a slow and gradual maturation of the grapes and low yields. The harvest took place also with mild temperatures, which resulted in a better development of aromas and flavors showing excellent fruit quality.
Hand picked into small crates by variety, with bunch sorting, fermentation in open lagares with submerged cap and temperature control (22‰C – 25‰C), basket pressing and malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged for 18 months in new oak barrels, followed by 3 years of bottle ageing before market release.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses