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Don Pascual Shiraz Tannat Reserve
Shiraz Tannat

Variety: Shiraz 70% & Tannat 30%

Kilograms per hectare: 6.000 – 8.000
Hectolitres per hectare: 35 – 48
Region: Juanicó
Soil type: Chalky – clay

~ Temperate with oceanic influences
~ Mean annual temperature of 16.6° C. (62° F.)
~ Seasons clearly marked with warm summers and cool winters

Winemaking Method:
~ Grapes must reach the ideal ripeness in order to be harvested
~ Seed and grape analysis
~ Bunches selected and hand picked
~ Second selection process grape by grape at the winery
~ Each variety is produced separately
~ Cold maceration for 4 days before fermentation
~ Fermentation between 24° C and 28° C
~ Post fermentation maceration
~ Tasting and blending to balance the characteristics of each variety

Winemaker´s Notes:
Shiraz is the oldest grape variety in recorded history. The blending of this ancient grape variety with our Tannat produces a deep and complex wine that is unique in this world.

Appearance: Deep garnet colour, intense and bright
Nose: Complex aromas, dominated by the aromatic expression of the Shiraz, with notes of dark fruit and violets, and spices such as nutmeg and liquorice
Palate: Tannat gives a great structure and smooth yet powerful tannins which balances nicely with the freshness of the Shiraz.
Serving temperature: 16-18 ºC

Food pairings: Suitable for pasta and meat dishes as well as cheese.