VIU MANENT SECRET VIOGNIER 2018

£13.39

Colchagua. Perfumed, silky, elegant. Pear, papaya & apricot.

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Description

15% of the blend in this series of wines is a secret. Shhhh… What isn’t a secret is that it is delicious! Pear, papaya, pineapple & apricot. Perfumed, silky, elegant with 10 months lees ageing adding  complexity.

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GRAPE Viognier CLOSURE Screwcap
REGION Colchagua Valley VEGETARIAN No
VINTAGE 2018 VEGAN No
ABV 13.5% ORGANIC No

 

DRY     *________|________|________|________|     SWEET

LIGHT     |________|________|________*________|     FULL BODIED

NO OAK     *________|________|________|________|     OAKY

Additional information

Viu Manent

Origins
Viu Manent was founded in 1935 by Catalan immigrant Miguel Viu Garcia and his sons Agustin and Miguel Viu Manent. They are one of the longest established producers in the region. Initially the family focused on a negociant wine business however, in 1966 they fulfilled a long held ambition and bought the Hacienda San Carlos de Cunaco and the vineyards in the Colchagua Valley from which they had long sourced their wines. The estate included 150 hectares of noble, pre-phylloxera vines.

Today
Today their passion for their family heritage and stewardship of the land drives them to produce wines with character that express their origin and individual growing season. Their vineyards are all located in the renowned Colchagua Valley and cover 260 hectares over 3 locations: San Carlos, La Capilla and El Olivar. They also source grapes from selected Casablanca vineyards for some of their white wines.

Viu Manent craft wines from Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier for whites and Malbec, Syrah, Carménère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot for reds. They are highly respected and particuarly known for the high quality of their Malbecs. Operating internationally their wines have been recognised in many major international wine competitions. In 2010 they were named the most awarded Chilean winery in a survey of gold medals and trophies awarded in major international competitions by Vitis magazine.

Production

The Secret de Viu Manent wines are made in a modern style and make
the most of the primary fruit characteristics of each grape variety. Whilst
the dominant grape variety is expressed on the label, 15% of the blend of
each wine is kept a closely guarded secret. The grapes that make the
wine were sourced from San Carlos vineyard on the Viu Manent estate.
Vineyard information
Average vine age 17 years old
Elevation 190 metres
Soil composition Sandy clay, very porous
Average yield (hl/ha) 13 T/hec
Harvest type Hand picked
Environmental management Sustainable
Winemaking information
De-stemmed Whole-bunch pressed
Fermentation vessel Stainless steel tanks
Fermentation Native yeasts
Maturation vessel Stainless steel tank
Maturation time 10 months on lees
Filtration Yes
Wine Analysis
Alcohol by volume 13.5%
pH 3.35
Residual sugar (grams per litre) 1 g/L
Acidity (grams per litre) 5.86 g/L

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