The Owl & The Dust Devil Cabernet Sauvignon

The Owl and the Dust Devil has the silky structure synonymous with the wines of our Remolinos Vineyard. An exceptionally rich core provides depth of character and flavour for superb ageing potential.

2017 Vintage

On the lead up to vintage 2017, Mendoza experienced a moderate and dry winter with temperatures slightly above average. During the following cold, dry spring, the later development of Cabernet Sauvignon meant it was unaffected by the early spring frost. The quality of 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon shows in expressive fruit balanced by bright acidity and lifted fresh aromas.

Remolinos Vineyard, Agrelo

The grapes are sourced exclusively Finca Decero’s Remolinos Vineyard at 1050m/3500ft in the highest part of the Agrelo sub-appellation of Mendoza. The vines are planted on gravel-rich alluvial soil. Nurtured by hand, the vines are leaf plucked on the east facing canopy and cluster thinned to one to two clusters per shoot. The grapes were handpicked into small boxes from April 7th-10th 2017.

Winemaking

The grapes underwent Finca Decero’s 4-step selection process to selection berry by berry before being gravity fed into small fermentation tanks. 7 days of cold soak was followed by 10 days of fermentation in small stainless steel tanks at 82-86°F. Finally, the parcels benefited from 18 days of maceration post fermentation before being transferred to mature in small French oak barrels (30% new oak) for 14 months. The wine was then bottled in entirety on August 2nd 2018, in one single session to safeguard the consistency from bottle to bottle.

2017 The Owl & The Dust Devil Cabernet Sauvignon, Remolinos Vineyard

This wine is a single varietal Cabernet Sauvignon which exhibits classic Cabernet Sauvignon flavours of cassis, red fruits and cedar notes woven together with supple tannins and the taut structure which is the hallmark of its origin, the high altitude Remolinos Vineyard.

14.6 % Alc                pH 3.6               Acidity 5.88g/l

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon