Nose: Pronounced. Seductive smoke notes-accented by dark fruit, incense and potpourri scents & complemented by suggestions of cola and smoky minerals.
Palate: Dry, medium-light in body. Seamless and concentrated, offering intense boysenberry, cherry liqueur and violet pastille flavors that become livelier and spicier with aeration. Sappy, palate-staining and lively; subtle tannins fold smoothly into the lingering blue fruit.
Vinification: Tended in slate and granite sandy soil with traces of clay at 500- 750mt. Whole cluster maceration for 28 days. Aged in 500 liter French barrels for 15 months. After one month of natural decantation the wine is filtered very gently and then bottled.
Recommended Food Pairing: Similar to a mature Grand Cru Burgundy or First Growth Bordeaux, pair this wine with the finest cuisine constructed of simple but constructed layers of flavor like oven-roasted duck, medallions of venison, grass-fed or Kobe beef steak, or simply prepared, pan-fried merluza (hake).