Corralillo Winemaker's Blend 2016
Corralillo Winemaker’s Blend is a bright and intense red with violet hues. The nose shows deep red fruit aromas, along with cocoa and spices. It has a fairly complete palate, medium-bodied with round and smooth tannins. Each of the four grape varieties in the wine contribute different taste characteristics – the Syrah delivers spiciness, as well as violets and damp earth; the Malbec adds floral and berry notes; the Cabernet Franc gives the wine structure and tannins and the Petite Verdot adds the final touch to the blend. The result is a complex and long-lasting wine with well-integrated oak.
The grapes are sourced from older vines grown in El Rosario. The different varieties for this blend are cultivated according to the principles of organic and Biodynamic agriculture. Each grape varietal was submitted to cold maceration for seven days prior to alcoholic fermentation, and then a set of specific oenological techniques was used for each component in order to bring out the characteristics of each one. Each lot was aged 18\months in French oak barrels from different coopers, forests and toasting levels. Finally, the blend was made using specific percentages of each one of the lots to achieve a balanced and complex wine.
Decanting recommended. Suggested serving temperature of 64° F. This wine is ideally served with red meats, barbecues, lamb, pasta, spicy foods, and mature cheese.