The destemmed fruit was cold soaked and fermented in small stainless steel tanks. Total maceration time was 30 days. Basket pressed and then aged for 16 months in French oak (50% new), this sinewy and complex wine offers pretty notes of jasmine and blueberry. Long-grained tannins lend depth to the expressive finish.
Translated from Spanish, Decero means “from scratch,” an apt description for the level of attention paid to viticulture and vinification at Finca Decero. The family has transformed 271 acres of barren landscape in the foothills of the Andes to a beautiful, high-density, thriving vineyard. Remolinos is planted on silty, loamy clay soils and was named after the tiny whirlwinds that thread through the vineyard, keeping the grapes dry. Each stage of the winemaking process is managed “amano,” or by hand – the grapes are hand-picked, sorted in the vineyard and the winery processed via gravity. Winemaker Marcos Fernandez works with consultant Paul Hobbs. ”With only four vintages on record, efforts have already paid off: remarkably wines, sensitively priced. All are made from Decero’s sustainably farmed Remolinos vineyard in Agrelo.” Decanter Magazine: Argentina’s 10 Star Names, August 2011
|The destemmed fruit was cold soaked and fermented in small stainless steel tanks.