Taste Profile: Almaviva is dark ruby color, deep and opaque. The nose is pure, focused and layered, revealing delicate and clean aromas of blackberries, ripe cassis, currants and violet, associated with fine notes of tobacco, cedar and coffee bean. The palate shows outstanding amplitude and balance, luscious texture, bright acidity, broad structure and persistence. The tannins are well refined, smooth and silky, enhancing the fresh and juicy character of the year. Precise and polished, Almaviva combines harmonious elegance, richness, ripeness and freshness in an exceptional and superb vintage.
Grape Varietals & Region: A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Carmenere, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petite Verdot. The vintage was rainier than average with 300 mm in Puente Alto between May and October 2017, compared to the historical average of 281 mm. During the same winter period, the temperatures were lower than usual, resulting in bud break occurring a few days later than average. The temperatures increased significantly in November, reaching higher levels in December than in four previous years. The heat increased the growth and the vigor of the vines, initiating important precision work in the vineyard.
Winemaking Process: 18 months in new French Oak Barrels