Blend. 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Carménère
Location. Maule Valley
Altitude. 193 M.A.S.L.
Tasting Note. Rich purple colour, dark berry fruit with liquorice and warm spice, fresh youthful style but very approachable, good complex finish
Vinification Process. Granito is a micro-terroir in a granitic soil which is more than 120 million years old. They are old vines with deep roots. It is minerality expressed in the bottle. This blend is from Mingre estate, Maule’s Dry coastal area, 45Km from the Pacific Ocean and 193 meters above sea level. It is product of old vines, which did not receive any irrigation. It is hand harvested at the end of March. Fermentation takes place in old concrete tanks and then the wine is aged in oak for 18 months
Food Match. Roast turkey, lamb, pork, grilled mushrooms, roast pepper
Citronella and lemongrass aromatics envelop more subtle primary fruit that include peach skin and naartjie peel. Then also hints of vanilla, baked apple, marzipan and honey. The palate possesses verve and savoury grip, with elements of crushed river pebble, rock salt and flint, but also a grainy, pithy textural element akin to walnut and hard pear. There is real weight and mouth-filling substance, even at 12,5% ABV with complexity gained from lees contact and completely integrated oak. Bone dry, savoury finish.