Vina Vik Winery - Millahue 2012
Vina Vik Winery - Millahue 2012 (94 TSW)
Blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Carmenere, 17% Cabernet Franc and a splash of Merlot and Syrah.
Last year September I tasted this beautiful Chilean blend and it’s getting better every day. Before tasting at @vinoandfriends_restaurant I decanted the wine with the @openyourwine at home.
These were my notes:
In the glass a deep dark ruby red color.
On the medium+ nose lovely aromas of cassis, raspberries and blackberries compote with hints of vanilla, mentol, tobacco and cedar.
On the palate dry, medium++ bodied. Very well balanced with round tannins and medium+ acidity. Flavours of dark fruits, dark chocolate and a nice freshness. The finish is long and never ending.
This winery is located in Millahue, Central Chile. At Viña Vik, the winery came first, completed a few months before the hotel. Designed by the Chilean architect Smiljan Radic', it is built mostly underground, with just its white, stretched-fabric roof visible, skimming above the valley floor.
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.
Chief Winemaker Cristian Vallejo oversees VIK's viticulture and viniculture, ensuring grapes are harvested by hand and fermentation occurs naturally with no added yeasts. Wines are aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels.