Summary: The grapes come from our historic vineyard in Padre Hurtado in the lower Maipo Valley (33° 32’25” S) at an altitude of 405 meters above sea level. The clay soils have a neutral pH and are of alluvial origin from the Maipo River basin. They are deep with good drainage, which helps control plant vigor for proper fruit load with small clusters and berries. The climate is Mediterranean with an average annual rainfall of 250-300 mm, and the daily temperature differential is 20°-25° C. All of these factors plus the coastal influence work together to enable proper fruit ripening. The vineyard is certified organic and biodynamic and managed accordingly. Shoots are removed in late spring, leaves are pulled before fruit set, and the best clusters are selected during harvest.
Elegant in nose displaying blackberries and floral notes such as violet, with hints of vanilla and chocolate. In palate is well balanced, medium acidity, sweet and velvety tannins. The finish has a nice harmonic persistence in mouth.
Score: 90 PointsDescorchados Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Score: 92 PointsJamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
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