Saturday, 21 December 2013

TN : Decero Amano 2010, Finca Decero, Remolinos Vineyard, Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina

This wine is a blend of 65% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, and 1% Tannat.

Remolinos Vineyard takes its name from ‘remolinos’ – whirlwinds which keep the grapes dry and in perfect condition before being handpicked each vintage. The vineyard is located at 3500 feet, in the renowned Mendoza appellation of Agrelo. The vineyard soils are Silty clay over sandy gravels.. The yield was 1.8 to 2.0 tons per acre. There was leaf plucking of the east facing canopy and cluster thinning to onecluster per shoot. The grapes were handpicked between April 21st and May 6th 2010.

The grapes underwent 35 to 42 days total maceration and 7 days of cold soak. Fermentation took between 12 to 14 days in small wide stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 78°F for most aromatic parcels and 86°F for parcels with greater concentration followed by 23 to 25 days extended maceration. The wine was gently basket pressed before going into new French oak barrels for 20 months maturation followed by a year in bottle prior to release.

The pH is 3.65 and acidity is 6.19 grammes per litre.

This wine was imported by Enjoy Wine & Spirits AB.

Colour : Dark blackcurrant

Aroma : Blackcurrant, mint, violets, spice, blackberry

Taste : Blackberry, violets, plums, mint, spice

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 279 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 99325

Website : Finca Decero

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