Finca Decero The Owl & The Dust Devil 2016 75cl 14.5% ABV
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Finca Decero the Owl & the Dust Devil, Mendoza, Argentina
This Red Wine has aromas of black cherries and raspberries which are followed by a palate rich with dark fruit, orange peel, tobacco and spice. The tannins are fine and silky and the finish is fresh and long.
What was once a bare patch of soil in the foothills of the Andes has been transformed into a remarkable single-vineyard estate. Decero, meaning from scratch, consists of one hundred hectares of vineyard newly planted in 2000 on this favoured site. The wines are elegant and and sophisticated; seductively textured and freshly aromatic. This is definitely a name to watch.
Located at over 1050 metres above sea level in Agrelo, Mendoza, the Remolinos Vineyard is named after whirlwinds which keep the grapes dry and in perfect condition before being handpicked each vintage. The soils are silty clay over sandy gravels. All the vineyard work is done by hand, without the use of tractors. Natural predators, including owls, are used to combat pests.
Following cluster selection pre-destemmer and berry selection post-destemmer, the juice is cold soaked, fermented in stainless steel, left to macerate on the skins for 15 days, and eventually pressed before undergoing 18 months maturation in French oak, of which 40% is new.