Bright medium ruby. Slightly reduced aromas and flavors of blackberry, licorice and bitter chocolate. Juicy, intense and rather cool, with enticing violet lift. Has the mid-palate stuffing to support its serious tannic spine. Not hard, but I'd give this persistent wine a year or two to fill out.
The color is redish, maroon with hints of purple. Aromas are strong and spicy, with a woody presence. The palate has marked tannins, while aging adds roundness, complexity and vanilla. Suggested food are sweetbread, onion and pepper kebabs with pear puree and red wine and thyme reduction, stuffed chicken breast, grilled aubergines and curry cream.
Graffigna's wines are the proud result of the seamless combination of technical knowledge and expertise and 140 years of genuine passion for winemaking. From the vineyard to the glass, our prestigious technical team is devoted to creating wines of the highest quality that reflect our highly unique and privileged terroir.
After completing a degree in Oenology and a Master in Planning and Quality Management "Vine to Wine", he gained experience in a number of well-known wineries in Mendoza and in 2003 he joined Pernod Ricard Argentina where he enjoys the post of Chief Winemaker of Bodegas Santiago Graffinia. Gerardo actively participated in organizing technical meetings of affiliated companies, and special vintages, like those at Paul Hobbs Winery in California.
His wines have been awarded all over the world with Gold and Silver medals at the most recognized international wine contests. (Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, The International Wine and Spirit Competition, London International Wine Challenge - as part of the London Wine Trade Fair, Catad’Or-Buenos Aires, Decanter World Wine Awards, Finger Lakes International Wines)
Gentle tender loin, regional meats (ostrich, guanaco), grilled vegetables, cheeses, bitter chocolate.