Wine Colonia Las Liebres, Bonarda Clasica, 2017
Red - A unique red variety that offers elegance, fruitiness, and no oak-aging, which preserves the wine's purity.
This Bonarda is an Organic Certified wine, presenting notes of crispy red fruits and white pepper, with soft tannins in the palate and intense flavours. It has a balanced acidity that makes it fresh and juicy in the mouth. It has a long and fresh finish, with lots of character. Its deep and vibrant mouthfeel makes it a true pleasure wine. Ideal to pair with pasta Pomodoro dishes, pizza and light meats.
Cool as an aperitif and ideal to pair with pasta, Pomodoro dishes, pizza or white meats.
100% Bonarda Argentina grapes come from pergola vineyards located in Luján de Cuyo (Mendoza), at 800m elevation. The area has a semi-desert climate with hot days and cool nights. Deep, fresh soils with low fertility were chosen to control vigour, delay ripening, and avoid hydrological stress. These are sandy loams where the clay component provides mineral nutrients and water retention, while the sand component prevents the silt and clay part from compacting excessively, and guarantees water drainage.
It's 10% carbonic maceration in stainless steel and the ageing in cement tank.
Vinified in 300hl stainless steel tanks with temperature control for a duration of 10 days from crushing to pressing, with daily rack-and-return for a gentle extraction. The wine is aged in concrete pools, receiving no oak treatment in order to preserve freshness and to represent a pure expression of the grape.
The Bonarda grape varietal in Argentina has experienced a very adventurous history - classified until a few years ago as Bonarda Piemontese, a north Italian grape, its true identity has been recently revealed when a DNA test showed - to the surprise of most professionals - that it was really Corbeau (alias Doux de Noire) from Savoie, France, the same grape which California vintners call Charbono.