LA PIU BELLE 2011

The art of winemaking

La Piu Belle is an elegant and complex blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. La Piu Belle is the goddess of Millahue, especially painted by Gonzalo Cienfuegos as an homage to art, to the importance of art at VIK and the art of winemaking.

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VINEYARD NOTES 2011

July 2010 was colder than normal which delayed seeding by 10 days. September through January continued to be colder than average. We experienced lower average sunshine per day in December and January, which enabled the fruit to keep its freshness, concentration of aromas and elegance. February brought hot and sunny weather, which was very helpful in insuring good phenolic maturation in the late-ripening varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and particularly Carménère. March and April brought rainfall and clouds that encouraged slow maturity of the fruit. In summary, it was a cool year with a higher than normal rain falls and a subsequent low yield. As a result, the wine has great color, acidity, fruit intensity and very good balance.

VARIETIES 2011

  • 51Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 34Carmenere
  • 8Cabernet Franc
  • 6Merlot
  • 1Syrah
  • ALCOHOL13,8%
  • ACIDITYpH 3,71
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR2,82 g/lt
  • TIME IN BARREL21 MONTHS
  • AGING CAPACITY18 YEARS
  • Serving Temperature16°-18°

TASTING NOTES

The 2011 La Piu Belle wine is beautiful and deep with an evolved ruby color and intense halo that visually captures your attention.

The nose is remarkably intense and well balanced, recalling aromas that engage all your senses, starting with delicate berries, wildflowers, spices and a touch of oak that makes the wine more complex but friendly at the same time. As a gift of the cool spring, the flavor of cranberries explodes on your lips, tinting them with delicate color. The attack is incredibly fresh, silky smooth, with body and structure. The tannins are round and elegant, with a long and lengthy finish.

La Piu Belle is a harmonious wine with a persistent elegance, offering itself without excess. It is dynamic with an enticing nose that is also fruity, creating a beautiful equilibrium with tannins that delicately complete the aromatic spectrum. It is a wine that beckons you from across the room with only a glance of the eye and washes down like a sashaying silken scarf.

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