The wine is an intense ruby red and the bouquet has intense aromas of dried grapes. The spicy notes blend harmoniously with the aromas of ripe red fruits. The tannins are fine and persistent and balance the high acidity. The wine has a long aftertaste.
The grapes are left to ferment in conical oak casks with manual pressing down of the marcs for 15 days. After being racked on, the wine is left to age in barriques for 36 – 48 months depending on the weather conditions.
The grapes are harvested by hand between the last few days of August and the beginning of September. They are they laid to dry in special containers.
Food Pairing Notes
Ideal with stewed meat or rich pasta sauces, Sande also pairs well with mature cheeses.