Vina Ventisquero Vertice Apalta Valley 2017
|Region||Chile, Colchagua, Apalta Valley|
Directly from the heights of the Apalta slopes at 470 meters above sea level, the Carménère and Syrah unite to represent the soul of Felipe Tosso - Chilean and John Duval - Australian in a unique assembly that reflects the encounter of two visions.
Deep red with violet hues. The nose reveals black fruit, such as blackberries, intermingled with gentle spices, such as black pepper, damp earth, notes of native forest and a hint of graphite and soft spices. This wine has a firm structure and silky tannins. Its black fruit and spicy flavours, together with medium to high acidity lend it balance in the mouth and persistence in the finish. This wine can be enjoyed now, but it has the potential to be aged for at least 15 years.
This wine is superb paired with spicy food, such as Indian, Thai, Mexican and Spanish cuisine and other more complex dishes. It also goes well with semi-ripe cheese and strongly flavoured meat such as wild boar and venison.
The legendary Australian winemaker John Duval produces this blend of Carmenère and 48% Syrah in partnership with Felipe Tosso. Aged in 35% new wood, it was picked a month early because of the hot vintage, but is still a ripe, plush, figgy red with some bramble notes and supple tannins. 2022-27