Onion skin in color, showing classic aromas of strawberry and redcurrant
complemented by subtle notes of roses and spice. Elegant in the mouth, offering fresh red fruit
flavors, with some weight and complexity through the clean fini sh.
Reviews and other Notes
92 pts Descorchados
90 pts James Suckling A smooth and creamy nose with a fresh array of watermelon and bright, crunchy berries. Drink now. Screw cap.
VINEYARD: A selection of young vines sourced from the coolest part of our vineyard
in the Casablanca Valley. Young vines, planted in 2006 to clone 115 and cropped at an average
of 6.5 tones per hectare (2.4 t/acre). HARVEST: The 2018 season was long and cool, and the fruit was
only harvested on 9 April. VINIFICATION: Upon arrival at the winery all grapes were first destemmed
and crushed to the pneumatic press. The resulting juices were left to cold settle (at 10ºC/50ºF) for a day
following which time the juice was racked to used French oak barrels that had been used previously for
the aging of red wines. Temperatures during the fermentation in barrel peaked at 18ºC (or 65ºF). After
fermentation, the wine was left two weeks on the lees, before being sulfured and racked to a stainless
steel tank. There, the wine was cold stabilized, filtered and prepared for bottling in September. 560