Wine "Antiyal", 2016
Reviews of purchase "Antiyal", 2016
The wine has a deep ruby red color.
Expressive, refined, powerful, balanced, harmonious and bright taste of the wine has a lively and energetic acidity, round and smooth tannins, notes of ripe black berries, nuances of spices, especially nutmeg. The finish is long-lasting and complex.
The rich aroma of the wine harmoniously combines notes of ripe blackberries, black currants and cherry jam, nuances of leather, tobacco, laurel, green pepper and dark chocolate.
The wine goes well with red meat dishes, hot meats, game and mature cheeses.
Refined and expressive wine "Antiyal" is created from a blend of Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes, growing on soils of volcanic and alluvial origin, with a high content of organic matter at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level. The average age of the vines is 12 years. Productivity - 5 tons per hectare. The vineyards are cultivated with an emphasis on organic and biodynamic agricultural principles. The vintage for the 2016 vintage was hand-picked and carefully sorted on a table. The grapes were first subjected to cold maceration, followed by spontaneous fermentation with the addition of local yeast. Extract of wine was carried out in French oak barrels. Wine "Antiyal", 2016 was bottled in November 2017 in a very limited edition - 5500 bottles.
In 1996, winemaker Alvaro Espinoza and his family began cultivating grapes on 2 acres of land in the Maipo Valley, trying to fulfill a family dream that has lived in their hearts and minds for decades. It was a deep desire to create your own wine. In 2003, vineyards were planted in the estate of El Escorial, on the rocky soil of the Andes foothills. Antiyal currently grows more than 25 acres of vineyards here, which are home to Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Grenache. Antijal annually produces about 50 thousand bottles of wine, which clearly express the local terroir, presenting it in the markets of France, Germany, USA, Canada, Belgium, Sweden, China and others.