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Producer: Karim MussiGrape Varieties: 100% TempranilloOptimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Fruity yet complex red with well-integrated tanninsAlcohol by Volume: 14.5%Closure: CorkCountry: Argentina
The wines of owner and winemaker Karim Mussi are becoming increasingly sought-after around the world. ‘Everything we do at Karim Mussi Wines - everything our hands touch – is driven by terroir... We make wine that speaks distinctly of the place it originates, which only makes sense since Karim Mussi Wines are crafted in the finest winegrowing region in Argentina......La Consulta, Uco Valley’ - Karim Mussi. “Altrocedro represents real artisanal winemaking, a boutique operation with some serious talent behind the wheel” – Wine Spectator.
Blend: 100% Tempranillo
Location: La Consulta, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Tempranillo is the second most planted varietal (after Malbec) in El Cepillo, La Consulta. The characteristics of this area are expressed in wines of a young character, fruity and expressive during their youth. While, with the ageing time in bottle, they turn towards a more traditional and elegant expression typical of the classic Tempranillo of the Old World
Grapes selected from 30 year old vines. Entire berry fermentation takes place in small concrete vats, over 7 days at 25°C, four pump overs a day. Undergoes malolactic fermentation and 30% is aged for 8-10 months in American oak.
Complex, racy, mulled spice, crushed red and black cherry fruits abound with well-integrated tannins and good length leading to a mineral-tinged finish. A great example of quality Tempranillo produced outside of its Spanish homeland.
Most lamb dishes, pork, roasted red peppers, tagines, roast game, hard sheep’s cheeses like Manchego.
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