Notes of strawberry, raspberry, red plum, light bell pepper, leather, and a hint of chili pepper.
2019 was a cool growing year which contributed to this wine's vibrant acidity and flavor.
Three years of barrel aging in French oak contribute to the wine's smooth finish, while its acid profile provided the ability to age gracefully maintaining its flavor and aroma.
Standard cool maceration, fermented to dry with commercial yeast strain then barrel aged in new and used French oak.
Food Pairing Notes
Pork belly with plum sauce, grilled chicken with roasted vegetables, turkey with cranberry sauce, roasted duck, feta, goat cheese and brie.
Primarily known as a Bordeaux region varietal but origins point to Spanish Pais Vasco. Mid-ripening, rather vigorous, suited for clay-limestone soils but performs well on sandy soils. Small berries. Buds and matures earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon, easier to ripen fully.