WINEMAKING Harvested by hand in 20 kg boxes. All the harvested grapes are destemmed. Fermented/macerated at a controlled temperature in stainless-steel vats. Macerated for three weeks. Gently pressed using a pneumatic horizontal press. Malolactic fermentation in 225-liter French oak barrels. Aged for 8–12 months, after which the wine is blended and bottled. Inici 2013 is neither filtered nor fined.
TASTING NOTE Brilliant, clean, and cherry red in color with a cardinal-red rim. The nose is rich with red fruit, bringing raspberries and redcurrants to mind, with notes of aniseed. Fresh and fruity on entry, red fruit once again comes to the fore, this time blended with echoes of vanilla from its brief stint in oak. It is well balanced and its mature, velvety tannins usher in a long, elegant finish.