Ruby red with flashes of garnet.Broad, estery and assertive with a characteristic slightly herbaceous note prevailing and attractive tarry sensations.Full-bodied, dry and nicely balanced, flaunting intrinsic elegance and structure as the grassiness of the Cabernet melds with a restrained oak-derived after-aroma.
Both grape varieties are picked at the peak of maturity. After crushing, each variety undergoes a three-day cold maceration, followed by a controlled fermentation at 40°-42°F. Only in the final phase of fermentation are the two varieties blended together. The wine is then aged four years in large Slavonian oak casks and a further period in bottle prior to release.
Serve at room temperature and open bottle a couple of hours before pouring or decant ahead of time. Splendid with hearty red meat dishes, game and mature cheeses.