VIK La Piu Belle Rosé 2020
Brand new Cabernet-based Rosé from the exciting VIK wines in Millahue, Chile.
Pale pink color with aromas of ripe red berries, accents of graphite and floral scents of lavender and violet. On the palate notes of summer stone fruit, apricots, and passion fruit with a surprising hint of citrus on the finish.
Harvested in early March, the fruit is lush and bright with focused acidity. To preserve aromatics the wine is 100% whole cluster pressed then undergoes a long, cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 8% Syrah.
Millahue, Cachapoal Valley.
Deep, porous decomposed granitic soil with good drainage.
Temperate Mediterranean climate with a marine influence which moderates maximum temperatures.
1 month in used French oak barrels (7% of the wine).
Accompanies: Smoked salmon on toast with ricotta and extra virgin olive oil. Fresh pappardelle with tomato sauce, grated parmesan and basil leaves. Lobster with drawn butter and steamed fresh vegetables. Paella.
93 Points - Patricio Tapia
90 Points - Tim Atkin