Wednesday, 25 June 2008

TN : Enamore 2006, Allegrini & Bodegas Y Vinedos ReNacer, Mendoza, Argentina

This is a red wine made from naturally dried grapes using the appassimento technique. It is a joint venture between the renowned amarone producer Italien Allegrini and ReNacer.

The wine is a blend of 50% Malbec, 25% Syrah, 22% Bonarda, and 3% Cabernet Franc. The wine was aged in French oak barriques for 12 months. The grapes were from Perdriel, 900 metres with medium soils, Medrano, 800 metres with rich soils, and Rivadavia, 600 metres with poor soils. The vineyards are more than 50 years old and yield less than 5 tonnes per hectare. The grapes were handharvested into 17 kg plastic boxes. The grapes were dried by exposing them to the dry winds of the Andean foothills until they lost about a third of their weight. The must was macerated for ten days and 8 degrees and native yeasts were used for fermentation for 90 days in stainless steel tanks which were kept between 27 and 29 degrees.

The winemakers were Alberto Antonini and Hector Durigutti.

The wine was imported into Sweden by The Wineagency AB and 360 bottles were imported.

Colour : Dark purple

Aroma : Savoury, licquorice, dark berries, plums, violets

Taste : Concentrated, oak, licqourice, violets, dark berries, cherries, herbs, slightly porty on finish, threw a lot of sediment material which could be because the wine may be bottle unfiltered and unfined but this is not specified, the wine was in perfect condition however, slightly porty on finish due to high alcohol

Alcohol : 15%

Price : 195 SEK

Mark : B+

Website : Bodegas Y Vinedos ReNacer
Website : The Wineagency AB

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