VIK 2020 La Piu Belle Rose Cachapoal Chile

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93 Points Tasting Panel Magazine

91 Points James Suckling

91 Points Vinous

Blend - 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 8% Syrah.

Origin - Millahue, Cachapoal Valley.

Soil - Deep, porous decomposed granitic soil with good drainage.

Climate - Temperate Mediterranean climate with a marine influence which moderates maximum temperatures.

Aging - 1 month in used French oak barrels (7% of the wine)

Tasting Notes - Harvested in early March, the fruit is lush and bright

with focused acidity. To preserve aromatics, the wine is 100% whole cluster pressed then undergoes a long, cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Energetic and elegant, La Piu Belle 2020 is fruit-forward with a dry finish. Cabernet Sauvignon gives the nose ripe red berries and round tannins on the mid palate. Cabernet Franc adds accents of graphite and floral scents of lavender and violet. Blended they present notes of summer stone fruit, apricots, and passion fruit with a surprising hint of citrus on the finish.

Food Pairing: Smoked salmon on toast with ricotta and extra virgin olive oil. Fresh pappardelle with tomato sauce, grated parmesan and basil leaves. Lobster with drawn butter and steamed fresh vegetables. Paella.

In 2004 Alex and Carrie VIK set out with the audacious goal of making one of the world’s best wines. After a 2-year scientific search, according to them, they found the best terroir in South America in Millahue (Cachapoal Valley) of Chile.

VIK vineyard was born amidst the foothills of the Andes mountains, within the Millahue Valley, named "Lugar de Oro" or "Golden Place" by the native Mapuche people: 4,300 hectares of astonishing Chilean wilderness where they planted over 327 hectares of vines.

VIK’s terroir offers a majestic and natural landscape composed of 12 valleys, each one with its own micro-climate, distinct exposures, all within a wind-tunnel cooled by Pacific coastal breezes and winds from high up in the Andes mountains that provide VIK with enormous complexity and exceptional variety.

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