2015 Red Blend

Certified Sustainable

Axel wines have always been farmed sustainably. Our early motivation in using these green practices was easy: Sustainable grapes yield the cleanest and more pure varietals.

Notes from the Winemaker

Rhône inspired blend with a dash of Bordeaux.

Our Red Blend begins with Syrah for an intense base, body, and color. For added structure, we have added Cabernet Sauvignon to enhance the mid-palate, finishing off with a bit Petit Verdot for a persistent silky-soft finish.

The majority of the blend is grown in Limari Valley, a cool climate region bordering the Atacama Desert (the driest place in the world), Pacific Ocean, and Andes Mountains.

Composition

Harvest: By hand
Vintage: April, 2015
Appellation: Limari Valley
Age of the Vines: 14 years
Yield: 3.25 tons per acre
Malolactic: Yes
Total Acidity: 5.4 g/L
Maceration: 72 hours before fermentation at 50°F
Fermentation: Selected yeast, 65 – 75°F, 10 days
Aging: 18 months in French & American Oak and at least an additional 6 months in the bottle
Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.5

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