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Finca Decero The Owl & The Dust Devil 2015 14.5% (750ml)
by Finca Decero
Full bodied - Sweet spice - Black fruit
At the Remolinos vineyard in Mendoza, Lechuza owls and dust devils (swirling winds) both play an imprtant part in protecting the vineyard, their airflow defending the vines from spring frosts and keeping grapes dry and cool during the summer. (Download the augmented reality app and hover your phone over the bottle to hear the story.)
From Finca Decero, Remolinos' single vineyard estate in Agrelo Mendoza, this wine is a red blend of some of the most prized parcels of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Tannat, which has been matured for 18 months in French oak barrels. Violet aromatics of the Malbec compliment the darker notes and structural backbone of the Cabernet Sauvignon whilst the abundant Petit Verdot and Tannat in this wine provide considerable richness and tannins. This unusual blend of grapes that will appeal to Argentinian Malbec fans and lovers of robust New World reds - full-bodied with sweet vanilla spice and candied black fruits, velvet tannins and leather and liquorice on the finish.
Grapes: 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Malbec, 19% Petit Verdot, 10% Tannat
Pair with: Steak, roast pork