Friday, 15 March 2013

TN : Antu Ninquén Syrah 2011, MontGras, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Ninquén (nin-ken), meaning ‘Plateau on a Mountain’, is the name of the unique Estate from where this wine comes from. Antu which in the Mapuche or “People from Earth” language means “Sun” is a range of wines inspired from this ancestral tribe, renowned for its perseverance. Thus Antu Ninquén means “Sun of the Mountain”.

This wine received 92 points in the 2013 Descorchados Wine Guide. All of the grapes wer eharvested on the 22nd April 2011. The must underwent a four day cold maceration. Fermentation took approximately three weeks with pumpover three times a day. All in all there was 30 days of total skin contact. The fermentation temperature was kept between 29 and 32 degrees a day. The wine spent one year and two months in French oak of which 30% was new and the rest was second fill. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. The residual sugar is 1.7 grammes per litre. The total acidity (tartaric acid) is 5.28 grammes per litre. The pH is 3.5. A total of 7,200 cases were produced.

This wine was imported by Vinovum AB.

Colour : Dark blackcurrant

Aroma : Burnt toast, blackcurrant, blackberry, herbs

Taste : Blackberry, blueberry, burnt toast, herbs, violets

Alcohol : 14.5%

Systembolaget Number : 95378

Price : 149 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : Ninquén Mountain Vineyard


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