These wines are the result of finding the best terroirs with extraordinary components.
The new De Sangre collection is a range of super-premium wines, each crafted from single vineyards. These wines are from the best soils of selected parcels in Mendoza, chosen for their specific attributes and desired wine profile. De Sangre, meaning “Of Blood”, is the name the winery has given to those outstanding blends as a tribute to sharing special wines only with family and special friends
Vinification: The grapes are manually harvested in 18 to 20-kilogram boxes, followed by the bunch selection and stalking processes, and, subsequently, berry selection. The grape juice is cold macerated at a temperature ranging between 8 and 10 °C for five to seven days. After that, it is fermented in small stainless steel tanks, undergoing various extractions, such as plunging and rack and return (délestage). Once maceration is completed, wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels, where it goes through malolactic fermentation. After the final blend is made, the wine is filtered and bottled, and then stowed in the wine cellar for at least six months before it enters the market.
This Red Blend comes from select vineyard plots in Lujàn de Cuyo. The balance between its different components results in a round and expressive wine that genuinely represents its terroir of origin. Bright garnet red wine with very attractive aromas of black fruit and black pepper in harmony with its tea notes, balanced with slightly smoked touches from its aging in oak. It is compact and ripe in the mouth, with incipient tannins and a round texture. This wine fills the mouth with fruit, perfectly denoting its superb terroir expression. Great character and acidity, with a long, complex, and intense finish.
PAIRING: Mushroom risotto or some baby back ribs with corn on the cob and wood-roasted potatoes.
Score: 92 PointsJamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
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