Almaviva, Maipo Valley, 2020, 75cl

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Product description

Land: Chile

Region: Maipo Valley

Appellation: Puente Alto

Årgang: 2020

Producent: Rothschild & Concha Y Toro


Volume (cl): 75

Kassestørrelse: 6

Type: Red

96 /100 points

2020 was exceptionally dry, with 75% less rain than usual in the period between May and September, which resulted in an earlier harvest to produce a 2020 Almaviva with 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Carmenère (from Peumo), 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, so with no Merlot this time. The process was as careful as possible, without using any bombs, doing manual and optical sorting of the grapes, pressing in small vertical presses and aging for 20 months in French oak barrels, 73% of them new and the rest second use. The wine reached good ripeness with 14.9% alcohol. It still shows the effect of the élevage a bit, with abundant notes of sweet spices, a creamy touch and some smoke. I tasted it next to the 2019, and the wines have a very similar aromatic palette with a clear note of baked peppers. What was amazing in 2020 was that they harvested the Carmenere almost five weeks earlier than they normally would, and the result is not a green wine at all. As in all dry years, the wines show a little more tannic, a little in the style of the 2017—but the 2020 has more tension than the 2017, and the 2017 was more powerful and with a bigger tannic structure. The 2019 had more volume than the 2018, and the 2020 is closer to the 2019 than the 2018. 200,000 bottles produced. It was bottled during the second half of February 2022.

- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate

About this wine

Puente Alto

Puente Alto is located in the Maipo Valley, one of the most prestigious wine regions in Chile. The Maipo Valley is close to the Andes and has optimal conditions for wine growing, including a favorable climate and varied soil conditions. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most prominent grape variety in Puente Alto, and the region has gained international recognition for the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon wines. In addition to this, other grape varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Franc are grown. Puente Alto has gained a significant international reputation for producing some of Chile's most prestigious wines. One of the most famous wineries in the area is Viña Almaviva, a partnership between Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Bordeaux and Concha y Toro of Chile.