A mouth-filling, bold wine with rich blackberry fruit and hints of spice. Concentrated and full flavoured with a fresh palate and moreish finish.
Meet the maker: Piattelli Vineyards
Region: Cafayate, Salta – Argentina
Grape(s): Tannat (100%)
14.5% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian
The vines are grown at high altitude in Cafayate, situated at 1,700m above sea level. It is one of the highest regions in the world suitable for viticulture and this high altitude is what defines the terroir.
The vines are exposed to intense sunlight which results in the grapes forming thicker and darker skins to protect themselves from the ultraviolet rays; leading to more colour and flavour concentration in the grapes.
The diurnal temperature difference results in an extended ripening season, producing flavoursome grapes with balancing acidity.
The trellised vines are grown with minimal intervention in alluvial and sandy loam soils.
Fermentation took place with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks at controlled and lasted for 10 days.
Pump overs and délestage (rack and returns) were implemented
during fermentation, in order to achieve the desired levels of extraction and homogenisation.
Pressing followed immediately without an extended maceration.
Malolactic conversion took place in stainless steel tanks, before being transferred to third use oak barrels for eight months’ maturation.