San Rafael (Mendoza)
Fruit was sourced from 45 year-old vines at the Finca La Perseverancia vineyard and 15 year old vines at the Finca Santa Herminia vineyard. Sandy and clay loam soils. Grapes were harvested by hand, with average yields of 4.6 tons/acre.
Sandy and clay loam soils.
Fermented in temperature-controlled concrete tanks. 48 hour cold soak with a total maceration period of 25 days on the skins. Matured 8 months in 2nd and 3rd use French (50%) and American (50%) oak barrels.
Concentrated, complex dark fruit aromas of cassis and plums on the nose. Well balanced, with soft tannins and a lingering finish.