Ladera Los Cantos is the culmination of painstaking work in the search for a top quality product. Bunches are carefully selected by hand at harvest reception for a special, long vinification beginning with pre-fermentation cold soaks, followed by a long temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation and then a post-fermentation maceration on the skins. The totality of the wine then goes into new French oak barrels where it does its malo-lactic fermentation and subsequently ages for up to 18 months.
A garnet-cherry colour with a ruby rim. On the nose, the wine shows aromatic finesse, freshness and elegance with distinct mineral character and subtle toasty oak. Hints of cocoa and ripe fruit then come through against a backdrop of forest floor aromas. Complex and expressive. Fleshy and round on the palate with medium body. Subtle toasty oak comes through again in the finish with red berry fruit flavours. Silky tannins within a light structure but with great length and elegance.