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We passionately believe in the quality, and quality-price ratio, of Chile. The importer's wine sourcer, Steve Daniel, spent his formative years in the Wine Trade introducing Chile to the wine public of Great Britain. Time and time again they return to Chile to look for great wines at great prices, working with a network of long-established contacts in vineyards and in wineries to obtain the best fruit and the best conditions in which to turn it into great-value wine! The Tierra Antica range includes a collection of attractively packaged wines which represent wonderful value for money.
Sourced from vineyards in the Central Valley, where the vines are vertically positioned, spaced at 1.5 x 2.2 metres apart and drip irrigated. The crops are green harvested to eliminate short shoots and enhance the quality of the grapes.
Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 15 days, with two to three pump overs per day in order to extract the desired levels of flavours, colour and fine tannins. The wine was stabilised and then earth filtered before bottling.
An intense cherry red colour with bright purple hints. Red and black fruit aromas of cherries and blackberries are interwoven with a subtle, spicy bay leaf character. On the palate the wine displays soft, sweet tannins, balancing acidity and a good structure.
Producer: Tierra AnticaGrape Varieties: MerlotOptimum Drinking: Within 2 yearsWine Style: Soft, rounded style with blackberry fruitAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: ChileStyle / Colour: Red
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