100% Bonarda Argentina grapes come from alluvial-calcareous soils of El Peral (Uco Valley). This area sits high, which contributes to cooler nights, resulting in acid development and retention. 90% of the soils are limestone gravels with sandy loam structure with very low water retention. The low fertility soils help control the natural vigor of the Bonarda vine, and deep soils with good drainage facilitate root development.
100% manual harvested Bonarda grapes. The grapes were pressed immediately upon arrival at the Bodega giving a pale pink color. The wine is vinified with native yeast in 300hl stainless steel tanks with temperature control at 13-15 Celsius with no acid corrections. The second fermentation took place in the bottle, and aged on lees for 6 months. This was done to maintain the fruit and freshness, and build complexity without yeasty notes. This sparkling does not have any liqueur d’expédition (dosage) to keep its varietal purity and origin.
A rosé inspired by the heights of the Andes Mountains. It shows sparkly fine bubbles and delicate fresh cherry notes, with some secondary notes of spices. It was elaborated following the traditional method (Champenoise) with a second fermentation in each bottle and no dosage. A faithful product of Colonia Las Liebres’ adventure of highlighting freshness above all. The saline finish along with the chalky texture show this wine’s origin: a Bonarda vineyard on a limestone soil. Best served between 46-50 ºF (8-10°C).