Grapes: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon – 40% Malbec – 20% Merlot
Vineyard: Bodega del Fin del Mundo in Patagonia, Argentina is surrounded by a barren desert. 870 hectares of extremely healthy vineyards in the Patagonian desert on soils of sand and stone and rocks. The vineyards were planted from 1999. Through pressure irrigation with water from the Neuquén river, a river consisting of melt water from the Andes mountains, the poor soils are fed. A temperature difference of more than 20 ° C between day and night; modern technology, use of the spectacular Patagonian terroir, everything is there to satisfy the drive for quality. The harvest takes place in the months of February to April. Intense sun rays on the almost clear sky ensure a perfect ripening of the grapes. Low humidity and scarce rainfall keep the vineyard exceptionally healthy. Grapes with a very good balance that give color, acidity, aromas and structure to the wines. Wines with a personality and consistent style.
Vinification: Fermentation takes place in every variety separatly, with use of the traditional winemaking method with pisage and delestage. Average maceration of every variety takes about 31 days. Malolactic fermentation occurs at 100%. Ageing, in French oak barrels, takes place in two stages: the first 8 months every variety is aged separatly and, after that time, the final blending is carried out. The blend is put back in the barrels untill the 15-month ageing is finalized.
Tasting notes: Deep purple red. Intense aromas of red fruit, blackberries, a hint of nuts and spices. Notes of chocolate and tobacco. Reminiscences of patay (algarrobo blanco – white carob tree). A very elegant wine with an outstanding finish on the palate.
Food pairing: Superb with grilled or baked red meat, preparations with truffle and goose liver such as tournedos “Rossini” and game.
Packaging: Europallets 100 X 6 X 75cl