Rafael Tirado 2015 'Vistalago' Mezcla Tinta, Maule Valley
Item Number: 12429
Region: Central Valley
Sub Region: Maule
Appellation/AVA: Maule Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 59% Merlot / 36% Cabernet Franc / 5% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granite and volcanic
Elevation: 1,800 feet
Winemaking Notes: The grapes ferment in concrete vats with native yeast and mature in used French oak barrels for 12 months. The wine is bottled unfiltered and unfined.
Tasting Notes: The wine show notes of strawberry and delicious red apple encapsulated in baking spices of cinnamon, clove, brown sugar, and caramel. A rich, round midpalate with hints of bacon fat lead to a lush, long finish lifted up with minerality. This comes from places on granite soils, and that is noticeable in the texture of the tannins.