Argentiera - 2014
Merlot was harvested a bit earlier than usual, starting from September 9th and ending the 27th of the same month. Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah were harvested on the last two weeks of September. Finally, Cabernet Sauvignon was regularly harvested from the 23rd of September to October 10th.
40% Cabernet Sauvignon
20% Cabernet Franc
The grapes, hand-picked and carefully selected, come from the Estate’s best suited vineyards, which are found at an altitude of between 180 and 200 meters (590-660 feet). The whole grapes fall into tanks below by force of gravity. The grape varieties were produced separately. Fermentation and maceration occurred in stainless steel tanks for about 25-30 days at a controlled temperature not above 28-30 ˚C. The wine was then put into 225-liter barrels made of French oak, of which half was new; here the malolactic fermentation was completed. The aging process lasted about 18 months in the oak barrels and then another 12 months in bottles before the wine was made available for sale.