DHARMA RESERVA 2014 ORGANIC PETIT VERDOT BLEND
ABOUT THE WINE
Dharma is all about the natural essence of wine made with the most natural processes possible. The grapes are organic and bio-dynamically farmed. The winery is organically certified and all grapes are delivered to the tanks via gravity and fermented with native yeast. The wine is vegan in that no animal products were used in any part of the winemaking process. GMO free. Single Vineyard. Co-fermented with 5% Malbec. The wine was meticulously cellared for 12 months in first and second use french oak barrels then blended and bottled. Aged one year before release.
Vintage: 2014 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: 30% Merlot / 65% Petit Verdot / 5% Malbec
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: Single Vineyard, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza
Elaboration: Destemmed and delivered to concrete fermentation tanks via gravity. Pumped over 2 times a day, delestage at middle of fermentation. Petit Verdot cofermented with 5% Malbec. Merlot fermented separately and blended in to soften Petit Verdot and add plummy fruit.
Conservation: Hand harvested. Made with gravity flow in the winery. Unfined and unfiltered. Aged in 2nd and 3rd use French oak for 12 months.
Winemaker: Kirk Ermisch & Sergio Montiel
Dark garnet rim and opaque body come across with ripe blackberry, black cherry and plum notes, tar, rubber and pencil lead, yielding to grippy tannins and mouth coating persistence.
Production: 400 cases | Alcohol: 14.1% | TA: 5.17 g/l | Residual Sugar: 2.25 g/l | pH: 3.8
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