VIU MANENT SAN CARLOS SINGLE VINEYARD MALBEC 2020

£21.99

Colchagua Valley. Totally delicious elegant and fresh malbec with sweet ripe blackberry/currant fruit and floral notes.

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Description

A Malbec to match its Argentine cousins. Totally delicious elegant and fresh with sweet ripe blackberry and currant fruit, subtle nutty flavours and floral notes. Single vineyard from 100 year old vines – old yet gold.

GRAPE Malbec CLOSURE Cork
REGION Colchagua Valley VEGETARIAN
VINTAGE 2018 VEGAN
ABV 13.5% ORGANIC No

 

DRY     |________*________|________|________|     SWEET

LIGHT     |_________|_______|________*________|     FULL BODIED

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

Additional information

Viu Manent Estate

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

San Carlos Vineyard
Since 1995 the Colchagua Valley is sub-divided into several appellations and Santa Cruz , where San Carlos is located, is the oldest and most established of these. San Carlos vineyard is one of the oldest in Chile having been established in the 19th century with pre-phylloxerra root stock from France.

Altitude: 240 metres above sea level
Soil Type: Deep medium fertility topsoil with a loam to clay-loam texture.
Red Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese.
White Varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier.
Average Vine Age: 40 years plus
Vineyard information
Average vine age 100 years old
Elevation 190 metres
Soil composition Sandy clay, very porous
Average yield (hl/ha) 9.8 T/hec
Harvest type Hand picked
Environmental management Sustainable
Winemaking information
De-stemmed Yes
Fermentation vessel Stainless steel tanks and Cement eggs
Fermentation Native yeasts
Maturation vessel French oak barrels (15% new) and
Concrete eggs
Maturation time 14 months
Filtration Yes, light filtration
Wine Analysis
Alcohol by volume 13.5%
pH 3.56
Residual sugar (grams per litre) 1.3 g/L
Acidity (grams per litre) 3.5 g/L

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