Vilafonte Series M 2019

Vilafonte Series M 2019

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Series M 2019 consists of Malbec (48%), Merlot (34%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Cabernet Franc (3%). A tale of two seasons – give and take. In the shadow of persistent drought conditions, rains remained elusive in the post-harvest period of 2018. There was an upswing in rainfall toward the end of winter, continuing into spring and early summer. Fluctuating weather conditions in the spring contributed to an uneven bud-break and berry set. Some variability in ripening caused by springtime conditions could be remedied by in-bunch sorting after véraison to maintain quality. Harvest timing was normal, beginning on February 6th and continued through February 27th. Mother nature rebalanced the scales with beautiful soft rains, immediately after the last grapes were picked. This augurs well indeed for next year. A testament to resilience; despite the vagaries of the weather, wines of the vintage show freshness, concentration and elegance. Matured for 22 months in 22% new French oak barrique and the balance in older French oak. 51 barrels were produced. Bottled at 14%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: Aromatics show extraordinary perfume of sweet red fruit; red currant, fresh cranberry and red raspberry. Layers of black and blue fruit unfold; black raspberry, plum and loganberry move to darker undertones of cocoa powder and liquorice.

Palate: Entry is soft, juicy and swelling with intensity. The mid-palate is broad and supple, showing layers of fresh cranberry, red cherry and blueberry, followed by emergence of fine, coating tannins.

Finish: Richly textured, with fine balance and attractive long finish.


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Vilafonte Series M 2019