SUNAL ILOGICO CRIOLLA 2018
Nose: A lighter styled red - very aromatic and perfumed on the nose with red fruits (strawberries & raspberries) as well as a hint of dates, dry roses and subtle spice
Palate: The concentration that comes from grapes grown at high altitude shows through on the plush and richly fruited, though elegant palate - a very unique wine that once tasted is not easily forgotten
Food Pairing: The weight and balance here would make it an ideal partner to wild fowl and poultry. Lighter than a Pinot Noir, can be drunk cool.
About the wine: In 2006 Agustin Lanus travelled to the upper Calchaqui Valley Argentina for the first time with the specific goal of learning more about the unique micro-terroirs found at extreme altitudes. These terroirs, ranging from 1,650 to 3,100 meters above sea level, host some of the highest vineyards in the world.
“Many say that driving 9 hours into the mountains on dangerous dirt roads just to check on our grapes is crazy, but then they try the wine and they understand.” - Agustín Lanús
Country: Calchaqui Valley, Salta, Argentina
Grape Variety: 100% Criolla Chica