Fermented with native yeast and aged in concrete for 12 months and then moved to French Oak (mostly used) for 12 additional months. Unfined and unfiltered. Brick red in color. Rustic nose, with tremendous depth - resinous strawberries, tilled soil, and bing cherries. On the palate, the wine opens even more, with more berry flavors and hints of mint and caramel. Finishes soft, with supple tannins.
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Perdriel
Very classical, aromatic and minty, with notes of paprika, brick dust and a leafy sensation with elegance and complexity. Carmelo likes to sell wines that are ready to drink, and this one certainly is, with developed aromas and a polished texture.
|Gran Assemblage, Perdriel
A blend of Cabernet, Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, Carmelo's "Gran Assemblage" reminds us very much of a rustic, "old school" Bordeaux with earthy fruit, leafy undertones, and soft restraint. This small bottling is an assemblage of the finest blocks of Carmelo's Perdriel vineyard. All grapes are co-fermented together, using native yeast. Generally held at the winery five years or more before release. ll wines are made naturally, with no chemical additives and only native yeast.