Bonarda 2015

This Bonarda is a tribute to old Bonardas of the Eastern Mendoza, a wine made in a traditional Mendoza style.

Tasting Notes

This Bonarda shows a deep violet color with bluish reflections. The nose is intense and complex. Intense aromas of ripe black fruit, blackberries, raspberries, black cherries, chocolate and liquor, with some spicy notes of fresh herbs provided by the Cabernet Franc appear. The taste has a sweet impact with silky tannins and aromas of ripe black and red fruits with notes of licorice and vanilla. Its natural acidity is refreshing. By its concentration and complexity the finish is long and persistent. 

Food Pairing

Enjoy this wine alongside roast lamb, empanadas, and light pastas dishes.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The El Mirador, Rivadavia, and Gualtallary vineyards
Soil composition
Calcareous, Rocky, and Sand
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
2,145-4,851 feet
Vines/acre
2,200
Exposure
Northwestern
Year vineyard planted
1950
Harvest time
March
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
85% Bonarda and 15% Cabernet Franc
Fermentation container
Barrels
Age of Aging Container
70%/ 30% New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15 days
Fermentation temperature
82 °F
Maceration length
25
Type of aging container
Barrels
Type of oak
French/American
Length of aging before bottling
18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
5.8

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