Sight: This blend displays an intense red color.
Nose: Complex and concentrated aromas of ripe fruits are combined with some jam hints.
Mouth: In the mouth, it is has a great structure resulting in a silky and elegant wine with unctuous and pleasant sensations on the palate.
Vat: Stainless steel and barrels
Alcoholic fermentation: Traditional
Malolactic fermentation: Natural
Maceration: 21 days at 77°F
Winery aging: 18 months
Oak aging: 18 months
Bottle aging: 9 months
Total acidity: 5.5 g/l
Reducing sugar: 2.5 g/l
Service temperature: 61°F
Pairings: Tenderloin pork braised in honey and soy with caramelized mashed sweet potatoes. Dessert: chocolate marquise with candied cranberries
Home aging: 8 years
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