High toned aromas showing sweet chocolate, red berries, and red currant. The entry is rich and plush with smoky-meaty notes, dark chocolate, cocoa powder and vanilla. Very long, seamless and elegant.

Pair with rich game and lamb dishes, beef Wellington, pasta with wild boar sausage, spicy Indian cuisine or dark chocolate.

Vineyard Notes

The soil composition here at Bugay Vineyards is extremely rocky and rich in volcanic complexity. The earth has a very thin layer of weathered soil over thick layers of decomposed and solid volcanic rock, along with deposits of ash in many areas. Typically, these `Red Hill’ series soils are quite acidic. However, through some quirk of nature, our soil is remarkably close to having a perfect pH.

We pamper and preserve this precious soil by employing extraordinary cultural practices including the maintenance of selected, permanent cover crops and the use of organic fertilizers.