Aresti Family Collection Assemblage 2017
The Assemblage 2017 is a full-flavoured, chunky Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend to be savoured.
With an intense and deep red color, this blend is firm and dense with rich and chewy tannins. Lovely aromas of blackberries and spices paired with mocha and vanilla come out in the nose. Elegant and complex in its full-bodied palate, it comes together in a long and pleasant finish. A beautifully balanced blend produced from our best vineyards and made with the careful work of the winemakers.
The perfect match with lamb, duck and fine meats and fatty fish grilled or stewed.
Drink from 2021-2035.
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Syrah, 5% Petite Syrah, 3% Petit Verdot.
Aresti is a family-owned winery founded in 1951, when Vicente Aresti and his father-in-law Alfredo López established the winery in Chile's Curicó Valley. Today, Vincente's daughters Begoña and Ana María Aresti López carry on what he started, and run what is now one of Chile's most successful and well-regarded wineries.
The Assemblage 2017 is the perfect reflection of Vicente Aresti passion for producing great wines. Grapes are sourced from the best vineyard plots and all picked by hand. Each component of the final Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Once in bottle, it ages slowly in our underground cellar, where it reaches the perfect balance.
Chilean vineyards had a cool start of the season which delayed shoot growth, resulting in a long growing season this vintage, where the harvest started a couple of weeks later than normal. Warmer weather during February and March with sunny days helped to obtain concentrated reds, with nice varietal characters. Dry conditions, however, reduced grape yield, resulting in less quantity but quality grapes.
The grapes are 100% hand harvested and gently de stemmed, crushed and transferred into the fermentation tanks. Fermentation lasted 10 days with temperatures between 26 – 28 °C. After this, the wine is placed in oak barrels, where spontaneous malolactic fermentation continues. After 18 months of ageing in French oak barrels, the final blend is clarified and bottled without filtration.