Sight: Deep red color with violet shades, very brilliant.
Nose: Complex aromas, product of the different contributions from its dedicated elaboration process: fruit jams, spices, toasted bread and vanilla.
Mouth: In the mouth, it has a sweet entrance, with mature and gentle tannins that determine its elegance. It is a wine of good volume and weight, firm structure, and a lingering finish, with persistent aromas.
Name: Eugenio Bustos - San Carlos
Region: Mendoza (Uco Valley)
Altitude: 1050 meters asl
Soil: Alluvial origin, with fine sandy and stony texture
Age: 15 years
Vintage: Manual Harvest. Bunch selection
Yield: 2.15 tons/acre
Vat: Stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature
Alcoholic fermentation: 12 days at 81° F
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
Maceration: Pre-fermentative cold maceration during 5 days at 48° F. 38 days total maceration
Winery aging: 12 months
Oak aging: 12 months
Bottle aging: 12 months
Total acidity: 5.75 g/l
Service temperature: 61°F
Pairings: Ideal to serve with a wide range of red meats, like Lamb, game and other spicy dishes
Home aging: 10 years
Stephen Tanzer (2009) 89
Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) (2008) 90
3 stars. Reccommended - Decanter Panel Tasting - 2008