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Sight: Deep and bright purple color.
Nose: Ripe red fruit aromas reminding of black and blueberries, dark plum and licorice combined with vanilla aromas.
Mouth: Chewy, sweet and elegant in the mouth, with dark currant, blackberry, bitter chocolate and violet flavors complicated by mineral and coffee nuance. The finish is firm and persistent with building tannins.
Vat: Fermented in Stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation: 20 days at 79 -82° F
Malolactic fermentation: Yes
Maceration: 3 days pre-fermentative maceration at 41°F and 10 days post-fermentative maceration at 77°F
Oak aging: 12 months
Bottle aging: 12 months
Total acidity: 6.5 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0.6 g/l
Reducing sugar: 2.8 g/l
Extract: 31.15 g/l
Free sulfur dioxide: 110 mg/l
Total sulfur dioxide: 32 mg/l
Service temperature: 61°F
Pairings: Ideal pairing with meats, lamb and pasta with rich sauces.
Home aging: 5 years
Argentina Wine Awards (2010) Gold
Stephen Tanzer (2008) 89