Clusters were manually selected during harvest to ensure only the best grapes were used. A short 3-day maceration preceded the 14-day maceration with select yeasts, which included pumping over and punching down operations for a more delicate structure. Total maceration time was 24 days. The wine was then transferred to French and American oak barrels (25% first use) for a 10 to 12-month aging period. The wine was bottle-aged for another 6 months. The mouthfeel shows some sweetness, excellent volume, well-integrated wood and an interesting complexity.
The solid structure gives this wine a long aging potential of 10 years.
PAIRING & SERVICE
Serve previously decanted at 15º-17ºC
BBQ roasts, stuffed pasta, hard cheeses
James Suckling / 93pts – 2017
Descorchados / 93pts – 2017