Colonia Las Liebres, Mendoza Bonarda Clasica, 2020
Deep ruby in colour, aromas of freshly picked black cherries and blueberries are complemented by hints of mint, dried herbs and black olives. The palate has a rich, round mouthfeel and is accompanied by expressive fruit flavours, well-balanced acidity and a delicate finish.
Meet the maker: Altos Las Hormigas
Region: Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza – Argentina
Grape(s): Bonarda (100%)
13% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian / Vegan / Organic
90% of the grapes are sourced from high-trellised vineyards in Luján de Cuyo, which sit at 800 metres above sea level, which gives the wine its fruit-forward character. The remaining 10% come from Jardín Altamira vineyard in the Uco Valley, at 1200 meters elevation.
The vineyards in Mendoza have been selected for their soil and impeccable drainage, which avoids excess vigour and green characteristics.
The vineyards in Luján de Cuyo are made up of 100% alluvial soil, which are formed from old river beds and have consistent layering and high quality profiles. Yields are ten tonnes per hectare.
The wine was vinified in 300 hectolitre stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature for a duration of ten days, with daily rack and return to achieve a gentle extraction of the precious berry aromas.
The wine is aged in concrete tanks, and received no oak treatment, in order to preserve freshness and represent a pure expression of the Bonarda grape.