Almaviva Vins Chiliens Rouges 2018
Country of Origin: Chile
In order to respect the culture of the Bordeaux vineyards, Almaviva is the first Chilean wine to be produced in a real Château (although in the typical style of a bodega), but whose cellars have been built following an undulating pattern to remind us of the Andes Cordillera. The interior of the Grand Chai is decorated with Mapuche symbols.
The Almaviva winery is located on the north bank of the Maipo river, in the heights of the Maipo valley, where the town of Puente Alto has been home to the first vines since 1978. It was in this magical place in Chile at the foot of the Andes Mountains that the Philippine Baroness de Rothschild and Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle of Viña Concha y Toro S.A. signed a cooperation agreement in 1997 to create this exceptional Franco-Chilean wine.
With 60 hectares of vines, Almaviva is made up mostly of Cabernet Sauvignon (the stony, arid soil of clay, silt and sand of Puente Alto is considered the most suitable for Cabernet Sauvignon). However, other grape varieties are also present, such as Carménère, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.
Attractive dark ruby color, deep and opaque.
The nose is pure, focused and layered, revealing delicate and clean aromas of blackberries, ripe cassis, currants and violet, associated with fine notes of tobacco, cedar and coffee bean.
The mouth shows outstanding amplitude and balance, luscious texture, bright acidity, broad structure and
persistence. The tannins are well refined, smooth and silky, enhancing the fresh and juicy character of the year. Precise and polished, the wine combines harmonious elegance, richness, ripeness and freshness in an exceptional and superb vintage.