Ciclos was born as the expression of Cafayate’s unique microclimate where two climates live together in perfect harmony.
Terroir: Deep, poor, rocky soils. Irrigation from the Andes. Wide thermal amplitude with big differences (approximatelly 22° C between the minimun during thecold mornings and nights, and the maximun during sunny days). Dry climate, little rainfall, 120mm of rain a year, 15% humidity and 300 days of sunshine. Cold mornings and nights, and long hot days result in wines that are highly concentrated in color, aromas and flavors with a unique fruity character.
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested and sorted upon arrival at the winery followed by a long, cool maceration and primary fermentation in tank. The wines are aged for 15 months in a combination of French and American oak prior to final blending and bottling.
The 2016 Ciclos is deep red in color with a nose of ripe berry fruit laced with balanced vanilla oak. The wine is full-bodied and driven by sweet berry jam, and spice.
Score: 87 PointsWine Spectator Author: Kim Marcus
Score: 88 PointsVinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
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