Rocky, sandy soil – 550 m above sea level big contrasts between night and day temps to give us plummy, peppery, velvet smooth flavours and a long and spicy finish.
The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and undergoes a full malolactic fermentation prior to ageing in small American oak barrels for six months. A portion of the grapes are dried in appassimento style.
Forget the two night rule. Bring out the BIG glass. This is a wine for a long evening at the dinner table. Don’t hold back any for another night. We decided on a mezes evening of Middle Eastern finger food. Tree House pizza on thin pita, Lamb/pork/beef mix for the kefta (meat balls), lots of garlic in the tzatziki, hummus, spinach pies.
Just what is needed for relaxed conversation and a hearty wine to go with it all.
For the decision – Easiest solution is to go back and buy another bottle (or two) and hold them for another year or so.
Falernia Carmenere Gran Reserva 2017
$16.99 regularly $19.99