A true rarity, the Old Vine Bonarda is made from a grape one rarely seen (basically it is planted in Italy and Argentina). This dense purple-hued, somewhat monolithic offering reveals loads of berry fruit, and reminds me of a hypothetical blend of a Barbera and Zinfandel. Briery, crisp, and dense, it is not terribly complex, but is very satisfying on a primary level. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.
Available 14th Dec 2013
Chakana - www.chakanawines.com.ar