Vina Almaviva EPU Puente Alto, 2020, 750ML

SKU: 800062
Sub region: Chile
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Rating: Robert Parker 93+

EPU, Puente Alto 2020 has a bright nose with a clean note of baked "morrón" peppers intermixed with red berry compote. It has red ripe berries, textbook blackberries, cassis, and some creamy oak. It's ripe at 14.8% alcohol and has mellow acidity, good freshness and balance, with a pH of 3.71 and 4.8 grams of acidity (tartaric).

It has a velvety palate with the luxurious texture of the modern Bordeaux, with abundant, slightly dusty tannins. It's approachable and round but should reward some time in a bottle.

2020 is a warm and dry vintage, the wine was produced with a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Carmenere, 5% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, usually higher in Cabernet and lower in Carmenere than Almaviva.

EPU is the second wine of Vina Almaviva. It's selected from the same terroir and vineyard in Puente Alto, one of the most reputed places for Cabernet Sauvignon in Chile, but from the younger vines (five to 20 years old) and harvested a little earlier to preserve acidity and fruit. Matured for 12 months in French barriques, 10% new and 90% second use. This is the second vintage sold through the Place de Bordeaux négociant system.

75,000 bottles produced. It was bottled at the end of 2021 and the first days of 2022.