2016 Vinos Pijoan Leonora red blend
Valle de Guadalupe,
Baja California Norte,
Empty bottle weight: 17.9 ounces / 508 grams
Owner/winemaker Pau Pijoan fermented the Cabernet sauvignon and Merlot grapes that make up this wine in small, 2000-liter stainless steel tanks. He also left the grape skins on the juice for an extended period to achieve a rich, garnet red color. After aging the blend in both new and used French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels for 18 months, the wine’s characteristics were further emphasized and enhanced.
Aromas of oak and vanilla– imparted by the barrel regime– embraced the wine’s fruity bouquet of raspberries and red cherries.
Bright and tart, this blend of Cab and Merlot was packed full of fruit flavors! Tart cranberries and raspberries nicely balanced ripe black cherries and red plums. With drying tannins, reminiscent of licking a popsicle stick, combined with a long finish, this wine would be great paired with heartier dishes.
Food pairing suggestions:
Braised wild boar shanks, chicken mole poblano, farro bowls with peanut tempeh, chickpeas and grilled vegetables.
Scoop up this wine deal by ordering here:
SRP $675 Mexican pesos / $33 US dollars
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