Intense ruby red color and deep vivacity, with dense and lazy tears.
Its aromatic richness demonstrates potency through intense notes of prunes, jelly blackberries, blueberries and changes in the cup become sensations of licorice, coffee, cocoa, tobacco and balsamic notes.
It is opulent, has great character with firm tannins, conveying strength and vigor. Your structure fully engages the mouth in large harmony with your body constituents and acidity offering prolonged sensations.
Combines very well with dishes rich of remarkable flavors, grilled meat, red meat with wine sauce, sauces with pepper, game, lamb, barbecue and grana cheese. A great experience is tasting it at the end of a dinner with petit gateau of bitter chocolate (above 70% cocoa). Excellent choice for those who search for a unique and striking experience.
Encruzilhada do Sul l Serra do Sudeste l RS l Brazil
Microclimate: Granitic sandy soil (great drenability, poor organic material and great insolation). Vineyard: The vines are managed through the espalier system, attaining a production of 4.500 kg/ha – from 1,0 Kg/plant. In order to obtain the correct vegetative balance of the plant, green prunings have been applied to the vines and the grape production per plant has also been reduced. Harvest: Manual harvesting with selection of bunches in the vineyard. Winemaking: The destemming grapes has been managed directly to the fermentation tanks by gravity, without suffering mechanical pumping action. The fermentations occurred in stainless steel tanks, following the traditional vinification system, with maceration ranging 16 days. For the extraction of the compounds in the peels, an automatic reassembly system was applies to optimize the dissolution of it and avoid the extraction of undesirable compounds. After the malolactic fermentation and racking, the ready wine remained another 12 months in the tank until the bottling. The wine was not filtered in order to preserve intact its natural characteristics.
• Best Tannat in the World, Weinwelt Magazine (Germany)
• 94 score, Wine Of The Year 2013, Snooth (EUA)
• 91 score (17,5), Jancis Robinson