|Category:||Wine – Still – Red|
|Grape variety:||Cabernet Franc|
|Varietal:||100% Cabernet Franc|
|Appellation:||Alto Valle del Río Negro|
|Vineyard location:||General Roca, Alto Valle del Río Negro, Patagonia|
|Harvest:||Second week in April|
The berries are carefully handpicked in small containers and timely delivered to the winery, 1 km away from the vineyard. Yield: 9.000 Kgs per hectare Crafting: Cold pre-fermentation maceration for 48-72 hours, followed by alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature ( 25° to 27°C) in 9,000-liter concrete vats, for a 20-day period, with periodical use of rack and return technique.
The next step is the malolactic fermentation and later ageing of 15 to 20% of the volume in American and French oak casks for 7 months, followed by bottling and further bottle ageing for 6 months before its release.
Ageing potential: 7 years Tasting notes: Aromas:Complex, highlighting the fruit, especially fresh black fruit: black cherries, blackberries, spicy with contribution of graphite (mineral). All this in combination with vanilla, mocha, delivered by the barrel ageing. Taste:Very smooth texture, sweet tannins, elegant aftertaste.
Pairing notes: Ideal with pork loin and goat empanadas baked in the clay oven. It also shows off it style paired with all types of pastas and dishes with rich sauces.
Suggested serving temperature: 16° to 18° C Technical notes: Alcohol: 13,8 % vol. Total acidity: 5,17 gr/L Residual sugar: 2,32 gr/L