Cara Sur 2017 Tinto (Bonarda Piemontese), Barreal

Cara Sur 2017 Tinto (Bonarda Piemontese), Barreal

Item Number: 12938

UPC: None

Country: Argentina
Region: San Juan
Sub Region: Calingasta Valley
Appellation/AVA: Barreal
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Finca Maggio
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Bonarda
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): less than 1 g/L
Soil Type: Stony soils
Elevation: 4920 feet
Case Production: 440

Vineyard Notes: Grapes come from Finca Maggio, the 70 year old vineyard that Cara Sur has been working with since they started in 2011. The vineyard is farmed sustainably and the vines are trained to a Parral, a ceiling-trellised system that provides shade and maximizes airflow. The vineyard sits alongside the Los Patos River in Barreal on stony soil at 1500 meters above sea level.

Winemaking Notes: All of the Cara Sur wines are produced via minimal intervention and with native yeasts. Stem inclusion for the 2017 Tinto was 100%. Wine was fermented in concrete egg and then racked off into used barrels where it was was aged for 7 to 8 months before being bottled unfiltered.

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