Licanten Malbec Idahue Estate 2018 La Ronciere

Licanten Malbec Idahue Estate 2018 La Ronciere image

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.

 

Country: Chile

Region: Curico

DO: Licanten

Vineyard: Idahue (25 km from Pacific ocean)

Producer: Vina La Ronciere

Winemaker: Juan Munoz

Grapes: 85% Malbec, 8% Merlot & 7% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol: 14%

Stockist: Corney & Barrow

Price: £13.95