Varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Region: Vale dos Vinhedos, Serra Gaúcha, Brazil
ABV: 14.00% vol.
Aging: 12 months in American oak
Volume: 0.75 l
Lote 43 is a punch that you should patiently take. For the first time, treat the bottle to plenty of oxygen and avoid any rush during enjoyment to duly enjoy this powerful and versatile fellow and experience its great versatility. It is a powerhouse with a silk shirt that has an incredible range of aromas to offer. The Givaudan fragrances would likely be on fire if they were to try to imitate it. Plum, currant, cherry, tobacco, pepper, mint, truffle, leather, and chocolate blow the march, and each "instrument" steps into the lead or takes a more distinguished back depending on the stage of respiration. Brazil is much more than futebol, samba, and beach bikini! This is Bossa Nova for palate and spirit.
Pairings: Strong meat dishes and cheese platters
Storage potential: 10-13 years (can be significantly longer under ideal conditions)