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Sight: bright, medium ruby-red
Nose: subdued aromas of dark fruits, chocolate and licorice
Mouth: silky-smooth and broad on the palate, with an absence of edges to the dark raspberry and spice flavors. Finishes with rather suave tannins and good length and lift.
Vat: 70% of the wine; 70% French and 30% American oak during 12 months (50% new)
Alcoholic fermentation: fermentation in 10.000 lts tanks, with controlled temperature, 3 days with cold pre fermentative maceration at 9°C; afterwards, 10 days at 27°C.
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
Maceration: during 28 days at 72 - 77º F
Total acidity: 5.5 g/l
Service temperature: 61°F
Pairings: perfect to pair with stews, grilled goat, bird game and seasoned food
Home aging: 3 years
Decanter World Wine Awards - Gold - 2009