This red wine is 100% hand-harvested Grenache from Los Chacayes IG (Indicación Geográfica) in the Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina.
It has a vibrant nose which offers an enticing perfume of raspberry, sage, thyme, and black pepper. That is followed by a bright, refreshing palate with hints of cinnamon and black spice. The flavours and aromas culminate in a long, lingering red-fruit laden finish.
Winemaker Mariana Onofri is from one of the oldest wine growing regions in the north of Mendoza. In 2014 she started Onofri Wines, a boutique winery project that focuses on sustainable farming and minimal intervention winemaking. Her goal is to produce artisanal wines. She rescues old vines, seeks out historical regions and innovates with grapes that are well adapted to Mendoza.
This is wonderful drunk by itself or pair it with braised beef, lentil or bean-based stews.
"This is one of my top five wines tasted in 2021. Wine tastings can be hurried affairs when there are so many wines to try. This was a wine that stopped me and commanded my full attention. It was head and shoulders above everything else I tried that day." Dan