Tuesday, 31 August 2010

TN : Viu Manent El Olivar Alto Malbec 2007, Single Vineyard, Colchagua Valley, Chile

The grapes for this wine come from Malbec blocks 6 and 7 and Petit Verdot block 20 of the El Olivar Estate vineyard. This is a limited edition wine made from vines with an age of 7 years and planted at a density of 2,899 plants per hectare. All of the grapes were hand-harvested and the wine was fermented in small stainless steel tanks and then aged for 18 months in new French (93%) and American (7%) oak barrels. The wine was bottled on December 4th 2008 and 17,365 bottles were produced.

This wine received 90 points from Robert Parker's 2009 Wine Advocate.

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Blackberry, herbs, cherry, blueberry

Taste : Mineral, blackberry, violets, spicy on finish

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 229 SEK

Mark : B

Website : Viu Manent Winery

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