COLOUR: Dark red with violet and pink nuances.
BOUQUET: Fruity, fresh, blackberry and blueberry nose, smoke and oak nuances, with development of wild berry flavour in the taste.
TASTE: Fresh, ample, mild, slightly tart and inviting
Let's say a grape variety normally takes 120 days to ripen. In an especially hot year, it may ripen after only 110 days; in a cooler year, after 130 days. Viticulturists generally do want a long growing seasons. Long ripening allows components in the grape other that sugar - tannins, for example - ...