VIK Millahue Valley, Colchagua Valley

VIK Millahue Valley, Colchagua Valley

A red blend from the Millahue Valley which varies each vintage; the 2011 is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Carmenère, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 4% Syrah. The soils and bedrock of the vineyards that surround the winery were all carefully examined prior to planting the vines and the variety and rootstocks were carefully selected. The grapes are hand-picked at night, so that fresh, unbroken grapes arrive at the winery, the different varieties were harvested as they ripen by vineyard parcel. The grapes are moved through the winery by gravity to avoid bruising them. The first fermentation takes place in stainless steel with the malolactic fermentation taking place in French oak, the wines being aged for around two years. Each bottle is numbered and more production details can be found on their website. Shows red fruits aromas, strawberry and raspberry, aside vanilla on the nose; the palate has freshness, beautifully integrated tannins and a silky finish; elegant yet powerful.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Chile
  • Region: Colchagua Valley
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Producer: VIK
  • Primary grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Secondary grape: Carmenère
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £75.32
  • Code: 33054
  • Expression: Barrel