2020 PRADO 750ml
The 2020 PRADO gushes with dark intense notes of blackberry, boysenberry and kirsch and hints of graphite. Smooth, rich and seamless, the dark fruited wine glides across the palate, building in intensity and weight as the structure unfolds, showing o the concentrated fruits and juicy acidity that goes on and on.
The grapes for this wine were hand selected in the vineyard when they were harvested from a singular block on September 26th and then hand sorted twice in the winery to make sure only the best reached the fermentation tank. Once in the tank, the grapes sat cold a few days developing color, flavor and aroma before starting to ferment. The tank was gently punched down and pumped over for 18 days to carefully extract all the color, aroma and flavor from the grapes. The juice was then drained and skins pressed before being filled into barrels. The wine finished a native malolactic fermentation in the barrels in about two months and was aged for 21 months in small French oak barrels (29% new) and bottled in July 2022