Argentina's Own Bonarda Wine
Italian grape originally from Piedmont, Bonarda was brought to Argentina by piedmont immigrants in the first part of the 20th century. In most vineyards Bonarda used to be planted in a mix together with Barbera, many old vineyards are now 100% Bonarda. This improvement happened throughout decades, with growers slowly replacing Barbera with the best performing Bonarda.100% bonarda from high trellised vineyard of about 30+ years of age, this wine explores the potential of Bonarda from East Mendoza, an area often relegated to second line.
We believe East Mendoza conditions are ideal for a grape such as Bonarda, with very late maturity and notable vigour. Vinified in 300hl stainless steel tank with temperature control at 28-30 Celsius, 10 days time from crushing to pressing, with daily rack and return for a gentle extraction.The wine goes through the malolactic process and receives no oak treatment in order to preserve freshness of the fruit and to represent a pure expression of the grape.Unoaked style is one of the keys for Colonia Las Liebres concept, as the wine wants to be the expression of a grape and a place. This wine is meant to be as intense as to entertain you everyday, and as pure as not to overwhelm your senses.
A luminous red-purple hue and expressive red and black fruits on the nose provide a strong first impression of unique Bonarda Argentina grape. On the palate the wine is fresh and lively, with a silky, smooth mouth-feel and nice volume. This wine receives no oak treatment in order to show the purest expression of the Bonarda grape. Enjoyed best at temperatures from 15-19°C.