COUNTRY/REGION: Chile/Aconcagua Valley.
GRAPES: 45% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 12% Carignan.
WINEMAKER NOTES: Beautiful bright ruby-red in colour, on the nose The Blend 2013 seduces immediately with its intensity and fresh-fruit aromas that recall pomegranate, ripe nectarine, and blueberry, with light notes of ginger, rosemary and a bit of nuts on the backdrop. The palate is dry and juicy with good acidity and fine tannins that integrate well with the lush, fibrous body. This is a concentrated wine full of subtleties and tremendous persistence that promises a long life ahead in the bottle.
VINEYARDS: The different varieties of grapes that go into The Blend came from specific sectors of our Max and Ocoa vineyards in the Valle de Aconcagua. These vineyards have a prolonged dry season with moderately warm summer days cooled by the evening breezes that enter the valley from the Pacific ocean. In Ocoa the vines are planted on rocky soils of alluvial and colluvial origin with low vigour potential, good drainage, and a variable stone component that reaches 25-35%. The vertically trained Max vineyards are planted on deep and rocky loam and sandy-loam soils, both with excellent drainage, which creates medium to low vigour in the vines. Clay provides the necessary structure for the vine roots to develop properly.
VINTAGE: The 2012-2013 season was cold, especially in the northern areas, with rain in spring and variable yields according to each variety and climatic zone. The spring rains made vine vigour a greater challenge than most years. But overall, this cooler weather made it a vintage that stands out for its freshness and elegance.
WINE MAKING: Each of the varieties used in this wine were carefully picked by hand and fermented in stainless steel tanks at temperatures that fluctuated between 24° and 28° C .The wine was then aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, 18% of which were new. This year, the larger percentage of Mourvèdre contributed excellent acidity, structure, complex aromas, and black fruit. The Syrah contributed ripe black and red fruit as well as soft, intense tannins. The Petit Verdot not only lent a lively freshness due to its good acidity, but intense aromatic notes and spice as well. The Grenache delivered notes of red fruits such as cherries and blackberries along with black pepper, black olives, and chocolate.
TASTING NOTES: An innovative blend from Mediterrean grape varieties grown in the Aconcagua Valley. Carefully selected to prodcue a wine that is full-bodied and concentrated with ripe fruit, warming savoury characters and long satisfying finish.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.