This grape stock has been planted in all Argentine viticulture areas. The king of red grape stocks shows subtle differences depending on the regions where they grow.
At Northwest reaches intense color with blackberries and green pepper aroma.
At Cuyo intensifies fruity character of
ripe Currants, while in southernmost regions enhance flavors earthy and mineral. The aging in wood and bottle gives it a particular elegance, with aromas to snuff, spices and leather.
History: of French origin, the Salvaje de las Cavernas (Savage of the Caverns) has adapted to all the Argentine regions where it can fully mature.
Surface: 12,200 hectares.
Leaf: extended, medium-sized, intense green, shiny and five-lobed.
Cluster: small to medium, loose and conical.
Berry: blue black, small, oval with soft pulp.
Wine: characteristic shades of Bordeaux, complex aromas of black pepper, snuff, red fruit, blackberry, with time becomes more complex and has touches of meat and smoked pepper, and leather. Corpulent, with good longevity and structured wines are obtained by aging.