Apalta, Colchagua Valley, Chile
Though each year varies slightly, Neyen seeks balance, an elegant synergy between the characteristics of each variety. Serving as the wine’s back bone, Cabernet Sauvignon adds structured smoothness, while carmenere, Bordeaux’s lost variety, delivers a soft texture and silky finish.
APPEARANCE: Intense, ruby red with hints of purple
AROMA: Complex aromas of strawberry, raspberry, plum and cassis mingle with hints of pepper and vanilla.
PALATE: A soft and elegant wine, with ripe tannins and low acidity. On the palate the fruit takes the main stage, with prominent and persistent.
OAK TREATMENT: 18 months in French oak, 50% new
VARIETAL: Carmenere 55%, Cabernet Sauvignon 45%
AGE OF VINES: 35 - 120 years
HARVEST: By hand