BODEGA VOLCANES DE CHILE TECTONIA BLEND
Blend: 45% Grenache, 38% Petite Sirah, 17% Mourvèdre
Location: Central Valley (Rapel Valley: Grenache / Maipo Valley: Petite Sirah / Maule Valley: Mourvèdre)
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Tasting Note: Intense violet in colour, the nose reveals aromas of wildflowers, herbs & spice (oregano and cinnamon), black cherry, raspberry, and strawberry. There are also notes of smoke, tobacco, and minerals. Full bodied with a structure, featuring rich, velvety, and energetic tannins, the finish is dense, elegant, complex, and persistent.
Vinification: Manual harvest with rigorous selection of clusters before second selection of grapes at the winery. Pre-fermentation cold maceration for 7 days at 6 to 8oC for colour intensity and concentration of aromas. Fermentation using selected yeasts not exceeding 28°C. Successive pump-overs are used to extract the right level of tannins from the skins. A short post-fermentative maceration takes place to enhance the structure and the polymerization of the tannins. The total time in the tank is between 25 and 28 days before the wine is transferred into French oak barrels (20% new & 2nd and 3rd use) where the malolactic fermentation takes place, and the wine is aged for 12 months. After the end of the ageing process, the Tectonia Blend is made.
Food Match: Ideal accompanying steak, stews, roasted pork belly and game, as well as pasta dishes, cheese, charcuterie and Harira.