Estela Armando invites you to venture into the Andes as Summer gives way to Fall. The snowcapped mountains grow whiter and the water of Desaguadero River bluer with each day. Estela pours a glass and tells you how her grandfather planted the vineyard she still tends to. Before departing you will raise your glass to seasons that change, and to traditions that don’t.
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FACT SHEET

Vintage:
2008
Varietal Composition:
100% Bonarda
Vineyard Location:
Buena Nueva, Guaymallen (Mendoza)
Vineyard Elevation:
2,300 feet – 700 meters
Age Of Vines:
Planted in 1963
Harvest Method:
Hand-harvested
Fermentation:
Selected yeast; max. Temp. Ferm. 26ºC; time 12 days
Maceration:
15 days
Malolactic Fermentation:
100%
Time In Barrels:
10 months
Type Of Barrels:
70% French Oak barriques 1 year old and 30% Amercian Oak barriques 1 year old
Barrel Aging Program:
2 racking
Fining:
None
Filtration:
None
Alcohol:
13,5%
pH:
3,82
Total Acidity:
5,05 g/l
Total Case Production:
2.000 cases

Tasting Notes

Deep crimson-colored, the wine is fruity and fragrant with notes of cedar, spice box, red and black raspberries. Medium-bodied, on the palate notes of pepper, chocolate, and mint emerge. Ripe and tasty with gobs of flavor.

Previous Vintages: 2008 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013