The 2018 Altagracia Cabernet Sauvignon unfolds with a nose of intense black fruit, wild blueberries
and fresh black currants with a whiff of dried violets and tobacco. The mouthfeel is ample but firm
with mineral notes of volcanic rock, forest humus and hints of dark chocolate. On the palate, the
wine shows great depth thanks to extended maceration, with a refined texture of tight-knit tannins
supporting the energetic black and blue fruits. As the wine opens, layers of floral notes, peppercorn
and cardamom add to the complexity. The long finish lingers with a touch of licorice. This is a very
pure and elegant Altagracia.
Once in tank, excellent extractability resulted in a high level of polymeric anthocyanin and moderate
tannin levels, leading to very balanced and refined young wines. Coincidentally, the “elevage” in oak
was slightly shorter than usual (19 months) with a fair amount of lightly toasted oak, leading to bottling
Certified Organic & Biodynamic.