ARIA Chateau de La Riviere 2010
HK$2,000 Special Edition!
Like an opera ARIA, which is the most expressive moment of a melody, the cuvee ARIA is the quintessence of the Château de La Rivière. We only select the best vintage and best parcels for this cuvee. The Aria is a blend of Merlot (76%), Cabernet Franc (8%), Cabernet Sauvignon (12%) and Malbec (4%).
The harvest is done by hand, in small crates, followed by a careful sorting after de-stemming. The vinification happens in wooden conical tanks which are filled by gravity. The wine is produced from a “saignée” (20%) and a soft maceration which last 6 weeks. The Aria ages 18 months in 100% new oak barrels.
Tasting note: Deep red in color. Sensational bouquet with attractive herbs and spice. Velvety tannin, long lasting finish with lots of complexity.