The nose is intense and complex. Intense aromas of ripe black fruit, blackberries, raspberries, black cherries, chocolate and liquor, with some spicy notes of fresh herbs provided by the Cabernet Franc appear.
The taste has a sweet impact with silky tannins and aromas of ripe black and red fruits with notes of licorice and vanilla. Its natural acidity is refreshing. By its concentration and complexity the finish is long and persistent.
Enjoy this wine alongside roast lamb, empanadas, and light pasta dishes.
James Suckling: 92 Points
“This is super Bonarda with licorice, tar and berry character. Medium to full body, juicy and fruity. Like the tea undertone to this. Fascinating.”
Bonarda is one of those grapes that prompts much confusion in consumers and experts alike. In northern Italy’s region of Piedmont, Bonarda goes by the name Bonarda Piemontese and is believed to be the original form of the grape. In its Piedmont form, it is often blended with Nebbiolo and Croatina to create the DOCG wines Gattinara and Ghemme. In Argentina, Bonarda is also produced and is second to Malbec in the country’s vineyard acreage. However, Argentinian Bonarda’s roots remain uncertain. There are theories that Argentinian Bonarda is actually California’s Charbono, which in turn could be related to Italy’s Dolcetto. When vinified, Argentinian Bonarda can produce a range of styles.