macula

In Latin, a stain or mark, tâche in French, which we interpret as an indelible memory or unforgettable sensation. The macula is the small central spot in the retina which allows us to see clearly.
 Mácula is a powerful, concentrated, masculine wine of good length.

Grape variety

CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MERLOT

SOIL

Clay loam

VINIFICATION

The grapes enter the winery by means of gravity. Cold maceration prior to the start of fermentation at a controlled temperature of 30 – 32 º C. We ferment without using pumps, and carry out pigeage or cap immersion with the aim of obtaining fine, elegant tannins. 
The wines are racked by gravity to underground concrete vats where they undergo malolactic fermentation. Once this is over, the wines are kept in concrete for a minimum of 24 months, with decanting and completion of natural clarification and stabilisation. Bottled by gravity with minimal filtration.

Ageing

Minimum 24 months in concrete and 18 months in 300-litre French oak barrels

Alcohol content

15.0º

Serving temp.

17 ºC

Tasting notes

A wine with a deep burgundy red colour, of good intensity. A very complex nose with delicate notes of spices: cloves, black pepper. Mineral, hints of mountain vegetation and scrubland, balsamic and dark chocolate notes. 
Powerful on the palate and rounded at the same time, with nuances of the Yerri Valley’s distinctive terroir where vines, woodland flowers and violets are found growing. A long finish, very elegant and fresh.

AWARDS AND REVIEWS

2004 – GOLD Sommelier Wine Awards, 91 points Mike Potashnik, 18/20 John Radford Wine Wire
2006 – GOLD Medal MUNDUS VINI, 91 points Stephen Tanzer, 91 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
2010 – 91 points Vinous Antonio Galloni
2012 – 90 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
2013 – 91 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate