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Vina Do Val Red Blend 750ml - Item Code: 07308
Discover Vina Do Val Red Blend 750ml:
Deep garnet color. Intense aromas of dried blueberry and cherry with a soft, dry but medium fruity body and a pungent aftertaste of blackberry cider and spicy nuts. A slightly oxidized character goes well with the table.
VIK’s vineyards encompass 11,000 acres dispersed across 12 valleys. This wine, first released with the 2011 vintage, took ten years of research to develop, including more than 4,000 deep-soil studies to find the right terroir. Weather stations were installed to determine planting locations and the ideal exposure levels to wind and sun. This vintage, a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Carménère, 17% Cab Franc, and 2% Merlot, is an intense creature with a satin entry that exudes luxury. Aromas of lavender and rhubarb are accented by alluring hints of spiced red tea. Generous and vivacious, this well-structured red possesses freshness and a bountiful maturity that will last for a decade or more. This is what Chile can deliver at its finest.
Aromas of flowers, currants, fresh mint and Thai basil. Full body, structured and muscular with a toned texture. Bright and dynamic on the finish. Tangy finish under the fruit and wet earth highlights. Mostly cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, syrah, carmenere and merlot. This needs at least three to four years to come around.
Powerful and well-structured, with medium-grained tannins and firm acidity supporting the plum and dried berry flavors. The minerally finish shows mature elements. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah.
Stewy berry aromas are a touch soupy and herbal, with green notes and a hint of raisin. In the mouth, this is saturated, chewy and dense. Baked berry, black plum, cocoa and baking spice flavors finish steady but a touch flat. This is an excellent Chilean red by all standards, but one with limitations. Drink through 2025.
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In the United States, a red mix is any American wine that isn't produced from a single grape type. It's an odd classification since many, if not all, red wines are and have always been mixes. A grand cru Bordeaux produced entirely of Cabernet, as well as Chiantis made entirely of Sangiovese, are the exception rather than the norm. In addition, California law only requires a wine's label to contain 75% of the grape type.
Winemakers combine grapes because it enables them to create a wine in a sense. A splash of Merlot may help soften Cabernet's tannins, while a dash of Syrah can give watery, inexpensive Pinot some punch. Blending is common in several regions: Rioja, for example, has traditionally blended Tempranillo, Graciano, and Garnacha. Many modern, inexpensive red blends, on the other hand, are simply created for mass appeallots of superripe, black fruit and no acidityusing whatever varietals would suffice.