6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $43.99 EACH [ON SALE: WAS $48.99]
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Angleo, Mendoza, Argentina
Decero Mini Ediciones are three varietal wines made in limited quantities from rare varieties: Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Tannat. These lesser-known varieties have long been respected around the world for their contribution to red wine blends. We planted these varieties, recognizing their potential to layer nuances in our halo blend ‘Decero Amano’.
The forecast of the 2016 vintage was set to be similar to the cool, rainy 2015 vintage. With this in mind, we plucked leaves not only on the east-facing but also on the west-facing canopy to ensure good airflow in face of cool rains. In reality, the intermittent rains stopped in January and the dry February and March saw phenolic ripeness achieved. Due to the dry final 6 weeks of maturation and the leaf plucking, this Tannat shows darker fruit flavours with high acidity .
Of this vintage only 2214 bottles of Tannat were made. The deep body and eponymous tannic structure of the wine combines blackberry, earthy coffee and leather notes. This wine has potential for extensive ageing.