Deep dark purple, almost black, in color, with aromas of fresh ripe fruit such as blackberry and blackcurrant a notes of spice, tobacco, and vanilla. This is a medium-bodied, velvety-smooth wine with a pleasing finish. A different wine that amazes the consumer with its first impression.
Harvest usually takes place in late April at 23–25° brix with yields of 12 to 15 tons per hectare.
Upon reaching the cellar, the grapes are cold macerated for 24 hours at 11°C (52ºF). Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures below 28°C (82ºF), with 3–4 daily pumpovers to ensure good color and fresh fruit flavors. The juice is racked off its skins part-way through the process, and fermentation continues with clean must. The entire process is aimed at producing wines with plenty of fruit intensity and a soft mouthfeel.
Perfect with spicy foods such as Mexican and Thai, as well as with pork, duck, game meets or cheeses. Best served at 15º–17°C (59º–63ºF)