Dasca Vives Tarragona Ancestral Finca Bellavista
Sustainable, Natural, Organic, Native Yeast, Minimal Intervention, Micro-production, Vegan
80% Tannat co-pigmentation with 20% of Petit Manseng’s first press skins. Grapes grown from single vineyard source, dry farmed, in deep, sandy red soils. Tannat bunches are destemmed over the tanks and combined with 20% skins from first press of Petit Manseng grapes. Fermented with native yeast in stainless still tanks with pumping over twice a day for 6 days. malolactic fermentation in older use barrels, where it is kept just a few months for natural clarification. Then bottled with nominal So2. Unfiltered. Black fruits like plums and blueberries joined by orange peel notes given by the Petit Manseng blend.
Originally from Spain, the Carrau family has been making wine for 10 generations and moved to Uruguay in 1930. Scientists, nature lovers, and pioneers, they saw winemaking promise in the unique soils and microclimate in Rivera, Uruguay, and established one of the only wineries in this very remote region. The Cerro Chapeu region is located in one of the purest environments according to the environmental sustainability indexes (ESI) of the Columbia and Yale universities.
Sferra cavallo, pure Aglianico made in concrete, terracotta and oak.