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Cadus Signature Series Criolla

2018

In a Nutshell

A grape variety that has been in Argentina for quite a long time, originally used as Holy Communion wine.

Tasting Notes

A refreshing change in style to stereotypical full bodied Argentinian reds. This wine exhibits a pretty aroma profile of raspberry compote with fresh red fruits on the palate and crunchy acidity. Think somewhere between Gamay and Cinsault.

Production Notes

Winemaker, Santiago Mayorga has experimented with the variety for the first time using fruit from a 70-year-old Uco valley vineyard which sits 1000 metres above sea level. Here the soil is sandy and littered with pebbles to a depth around 60cm. This coupled with poor fertility and little organic matter makes it the perfect site for Criolla to flourish. This wine contains Criolla Grande with around 10% Criolla Chica due to the mix of the vineyard. Santiago uses small tanks and manual battonage to achieve soft extraction then transfers the wine into concrete eggs for fermentation. Only 4000 bottles have been created and of this, the UK only receives a fraction.

Grape Blend

100%

Criolla

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Argentina

Region

Uco Valley

Vintage

2018

Size

0.75L

ABV

14.5%

Grape

Criolla

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£10.88

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