Deep and attractive purple red color.
Presents a varietal aromatic profile that adds black fruits and species. The main descriptors are: black plum, licorice, cacao, wild blackberry, cinnamon and leather.
The Tannat grape can originate a rustic wine, however this wine has a ripe and steady tannins and richness aromatic profile. Great concentration, with expressive mouth, good volume, integrated body and fruity aftertaste.
Pastas, risottos, game meats and grilled meats.
Encruzilhada do Sul l Serra do Sudeste l RS l Brazil
Soil and Microclimate: Granitic-sandy soil, good drainage and correct organic matter that allows a balanced development of the vines. Vineyard: The vines are about 14 years of age, managed through the espalier system and have planting density of 3300 plants/ha. They are in two differents plot of soil. Green prunings and productivity control are performed whenever necessary to allow a correct concentration and sanity of the grape in the vineyard. Harvest: Manual harvesting with selection of bunches in the vineyard. Winemaking: The grapes were harvested and vinificated separately from 2 different plots of soils, aiming to extract the best characteristics of each parcel. Detachment was controlled to maintain the integrity of the grape and to avoid the extraction of undesirable compounds. Destemming grapes were conducted directly to fermentation tanks by gravity, without suffering mechanical pumping action. Cold pre-fermentation maceration for 60 hours and fermentation in stainless steel tanks, with a total maceration of 18 to 22 days. After the malolactic fermentation and natural decantation with cold temperature, the wines have been blended and remained for another 16 months in the tanks until bottling. The wine was not filtered, in order to preserve intact its natural characteristics.
Winner as the Best Red Wine in Brazil, Top Ten/ExpoVinis 2016