2006 winter was sharp throughout, with more snow in the foothills from the 500 meters/ 1640 feet. Riglos is at 1.250/1.300 meters / 4101/ 4265 feet above sea level. This favored the water capacity in soil under vines. Good sprout, late, and even. For the Malbec flowering under cold days caused small grains and fewer berries per cluster.
The spring term and the early summer was dry and warm, in February instead, it was cool and rainy. This climatic event complicated the physiology of ripening, maturation and health of some varieties of an early cycle, which is not our case, on the contrary in red vines of longer cycles it allowed a sweet beginning of maturity.
Towards the end of February and March, the climate was benign. Cool nights allowed the accumulation of anthocyans and aroma precursors, the fresh days favored complete photosynthesis, and as a result, the wines produced were exceptional.
Red wines of vivid reds and attractive purples. Black fruit, ripe, excellent acid structure, moistness and volume. Long aging potential for high quality wines. Especially: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
The harvest took place between 23 and 29 April following the maturity level and wine destination of each varietal characteristic of Riglos wines.