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Rhu, Vinedos de Alcohuaz, Elqui Valley 2012

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Delicious with lively black fruit flavours, it is creamy on the palate, with a graphite minerality.

Red Wine

Chile

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Syrah (73%), Garnacha (18%), Petite Syrah (9%) Meaty notes from the Syrah, with a mineral character and dark plummy fruits, savoury hints of black olives. Delicious with lively black fruit flavours, it is creamy on the palate, with a graphite minerality.

‘Rhu’ is a sacred symbol referring to the point where 2 circles cross over (as in a Venn diagram) and where these 2 arcs meet creates a space an opens a portal, the first step between the divine and the terrestrial.

The grapes are fermented in stone ‘lagars’ (troughs) and spends a total maceration time in the lagars of 22 days. The wine is then transferred to 1,200 litre concrete eggs and spends 24 months in 2,500 litre oak barrels.

Exciting new winery in the bone dry Elqui Valley, high up in the Andes. Put together by Patricio Flano with winemakers
Marcelo Retamas and Juan Luis Huerta. Predominant grapes are Syrah, Malbec, Petite Syrah and Grenache/Garnacha.

The plantation is 2,200 metres above sea level “these are blends with precision, concentration, and great character, despite the youthful nature of the vines, making this single venture one of the most exciting and finest newcomers to Chile’s increasingly varied vinous offer.” According to the Drinks Business, more here.

Part of our exclusive new wave of ground-breaking Chilean wine series. Click here to see others in the range. Read the blog post on these from our suppliers, Tindal Wine Merchants, here.

 

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