Beso de Dante

VARIETY
55% Malbec, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARD LOCATION
Malbec: Vista Flores (Doña Elvira Vineyard), Altamira (Paganotto Vineyard); Cabernet Sauvignon: Altamira (Basso Vineyard), Agrelo (La Piramide Vineyard).
AVG. VINEYARD ELEV.
3,470 feet
AVG. AGE OF VINES
28 years
PRESS HANDLING
Ungrafted
HARVEST METHOD
Hand-harvested
OAK REGIMEN
12 months in 70% new, 30% second-use French barrels
FINING
None
FILTRATION
None
ALCOHOL
14.5%
PH
3.50
T.A.
6.00
TOTAL CASE
PRODUCTION
500 cases (6-packs)

Tasting notes:

Tasting Notes/Food Pairing Suggestions

Aromas of toasty oak, cassis and smoke. Cascades of red and blackcurrant fruit on the palate. Medium-bodied, but with a succulent, mouthwatering effect. The Cabernet fruit keeps coming and coming. Well-structured and balanced with moderate tannins and a  lengthy finish. A wine that combines real class with excitement. Pairs well with any Bordeaux or California Cabernet-friendly dishes such as steak, pork, lamb, and strong cheeses. Can handle any dish with cream or butter sauces.