Winemaker Remarks: This wine presents red and violet colors. To the nose, it is very complex displaying roasted red pepper, leather, and a touch of vanilla aromas. In the mouth it is unctuous, fruity, and well-balanced.
88 points Wine Spectator
87 points Wine Spectator
91 points Wine Advocate
Case Production (12×750): 1,000
Winemaker: Héctor Durigutti
Vineyard: Estate single vineyard, Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard’s age: Planted in 2004
Average Vineyard Altitude: 989m.a.s.l.
Density: 5,500 plants per hectare
Yield: 1.0 kg per plant
Sustainably Farmed: 100%
Harvest Method: By hand
Sorting: Double manual selection
Fermentation and Maceration: Cold maceration for 8 days at 6ºC, alcoholic fermentation with native yeast in 7,500-liter concrete vats recovered with epoxy paint for 25 days at 26º-27º C
Malolactic Fermentation: 100% spontaneous in oak barrel during 10 days at 22ºC.
Winemaking:10% bleed-off. No stabilization, no filtration, no clarification
Aging: 14 months: 50% in new French oak barrels and 50% in second-use French oak barrels