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IMPETU 2007 (Impetus)

It's a wine that pushes to the limits the capacity of each of the varieties it is made of and seeks to make the loudest statement possible. Interesting as a whole, indescribable, you can't help but simply appreciate it. Risk taken to its maximum expression.

From $4,500.00

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PERFECT OCCASION:

A special, intimate night quietly planned over time. The wine is designed to be better enjoyed at night, on a wooden floor with dim lights and to be served alongside simple, old fashioned dishes. It is a great cigar companion. A unique, highly personalized gift. Perfect as a token of acknowledgement or a simple thank you. It is so exclusive, barely 700 bottles are produced only on years when the harvest is exceptionally good.

VARIETAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Tanant- Merlot – Cabernet Franc

CAPACITY OF PRODUCTION:

700 bottles/year.

PRESENTATION:

100% Personalized. Burlap Presentation, Leather Presentation, No Presentation

2006 was a very rainy year and resulted in a disastrous year for winemakers. We were left without high-quality wines. The whole vineyard had been prepared to exclusively harvest high guard wine. 1800 man-hours per hectare devoted themselves to disbudding, leaf removal and cluster thinning in the pre-flowering and post-flowering stages, along with the subsequent leaf removal and corrective thinning during the veraison stage.

The final yield was less than 20 % of potential. Manual harvesting and hand-picked clusters and grapes. Best Bordeaux-style fermentation with prolonged maceration and extended and sweet extractions of grape compounds. Remontages were done twice a day according to the taste of the extracted must. The contents of none but the best tanks were placed into 250 barrels. We decided to wait on the best ones, until the oak and wine fusion was complete.

Once the fusion period was complete, we prepared the blend. By the third year, the wine from the 80 best barrels seemed as if it had been bottled all along, with no oak flavor detectable whatsoever. Each one of the barrels was tasted along with every possible combination. We chose the blend based on the wine personality itself rather than the varieties it was made from. It turned out to be a blend with a lot of Tannat, some Merlot and a little Cabernet Franc.

At that moment 700 bottles were bottled, which remain stored to this day. In 2015, we had access to that 2007 wine and decided to put it up for sale.
Results: a ceremonial wine, which needs to be uncorked and allowed to sit and breathe for a while, whether it be for 4 hours in a decanter or up to ten hours in the open bottle. Careful with sediments. It is bottled unfiltered, for we consider it has been stabilized enough in the barrels. This wine is to be drunk over a several-hour period. If more than one bottle is to be opened, they must both be placed in a decanter as soon as they are uncorked. At first, the smell of “reduced” wine may be present. Then, when the wine oxygenates, double sulfur bonds are broken, which implies the fade of reduced wine smell, and over the course of hours a bouquet of aromas, hard to distinguish individually but very pleasant when combined (fruits, minerals, spices, smoke, chocolate), is released.

The result is a wine of ritualistic nature, which needs to be uncorked and allowed to sit and breathe for a while, a long while actually, whether it be for 4 hours in a decanter or up to ten hours in the open bottle. Watch out for sediment. It is bottled unfiltered and unclarified, for we consider it has been stabilized enough in the barrels.

It is to be drunk over a several-hour period. If more than one bottle is to be opened, they must both be placed in a decanter as soon as they are uncorked. At first, sediment may be present.

Presentation: If the wine is given as a gift, it comes with a personalized card addressed to the recipient, the bottle number, and the preceding information.

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