Brilliant example of Chilean Malbec from cooler coastal Idahue estate in new DO Licanten. Shows how good Malbec can be grown on granite, here blended with 8% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc and aged in French oak. A more savoury style than found across the Andes.
Winemaking: Hand picked grapes fermented in micro fermenter tanks for 7 days at 26-28 degrees C with 30 day maceration. 100% of the blend was matured for 10 months in French oak prior to bottling
Taste: Deep dark, sweet spicy and bramble fruit aromas, savoury tobacco and liquorice undertones, slightly peppery with an elegant finish. Fantastic value for money.
Vineyard: Idahue (25 km from Pacific ocean)
Producer: Vina La Ronciere
Winemaker: Juan Munoz
Grapes: 85% Malbec, 8% Merlot & 7% Cabernet Franc
Stockist: Corney & Barrow