2017 Viña Vik Winery VIK

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Type of Wine Red
Country Chile
Region Colchagua Valley
Winery Vina Vik Winery
Vintage 2017
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2023 - 2036
Available as of Jan 24, 2023
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The eighth vintage reveals the unique expression of DO's Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The multiple microclimates of Millahue Valley influence the wine's deep complexity, linear acidity and delicate freshness. Cooling, often humid, coastal breezes from the cold Pacific temper the hot afternoons and cool nights, resulting in Cabernet Sauvignon that is elegant, strong and dynamic and Cabernet Franc that is delicate and distinctly mineral.

The VIK is the top model and is a Blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 15% Carmanere and 2% Merlot. The vines are planted on very diverse terroirs (limestone, sandy-pebble) with a density of 7,500-10,000 vines per hectare. After manual harvesting in 10 kilo baskets and a strict selection of the grapes by hand at selection tables, the must underwent a maceration of 16-35 days (depending on the grape variety) at 27°-29°C, naturally with regular bâtonnage . The malolactic fermentation was carried out in barriques. The grape varieties were vinified separately, which had no less than 26 months of aging in oak according to the Barroir principle and only mixed by the oenologists after extensive tastings. The wine was only released at the end of 2022 and advice is to open it from 2023, but with a little more time the wine will improve even further.

The nose is aromatic, floral and very refined. On the palate the wine is lively and tense with silky round fine-grained tannins and aromas of ripe black currants, red plums with a finish of wild thyme. Very concentrated flavor without being too heavy or alcoholic. Complete top wine. This is one of the finest Cabernet wines that can easily compete with the finest Napa Valley and Bordeaux wines. Suckling writes in his review (99/100): ".....This is a fabulous wine with dark berries, dark chocolate and freshly cracked walnuts. ...."

Of course this is an ideal wine with the finest meat, but actually this wine is so beautiful that it should actually be drunk solo. This wine deserves your full attention.

In the tab: Annex you will find the official factsheet of this wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. Here you will also find a nice presentation about VIK. Under the tab: Winery you will find extensive information about the winery with a number of interesting videos

About Vina Vik Winery

In 2004, Alex and Carrie Vik started an entire team with the audacious goal of making one of the best wines in the world. After a two-year search, the best terroir was found in Chile's Millahue Valley. Millahue Valley means "Place of Gold".

The vineyard is planted in the interior of the valley, offering a variety of terroirs and small microclimates cooled by the coastal breeze. The vineyards consist of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah.

The winery was designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic in collaboration with Alex and Carrie Vik. It has been carefully designed to have minimal impact on the landscape. A state-of-the-art, highly durable, technologically creative and visually stunning experience. The winery was completed in 2014.

Under the leadership of the Chilean Patrick Valette (wine consultant, Château Pavie and with French roots) and the current winemaker Cristián Vallejo involved in the project from the start, a beautiful company has been set up since 2005. We work very sustainably, harvesting is completely manual and fermentation takes place naturally without added yeasts.

Today, VIK produces four exceptional red wines and a rosé. They are justifiably very proud that VIK, La Piu Belle, Milla Cala and "A" have received ratings well into the 90's such as 99 points from James Suckling, a Master Medal from The Drink Business and Platinum and Gold Medals of the Decanter, along with many other awards.

A mirror of water in the wine cellar cools the barrel cellar without consuming energy. The translucent roof makes it possible to work during the day without artificial light. Inspired by the purity of our wines, we have developed the concept of "Barroir". We roast used and new French barrels with oak from our hills and build our own barrels in our cooperage. These barrels made by the estate embody the taste of the terroir. Because they approach all work holistically, they only use fallen hundred-year-old trees that can be found on the immense estate.

In 2019, Wine Enthusiast Magazine unveiled their 20th Annual Wine Star Awards and named VIK the Wine Star for 'Best Winery Experience'. In 2021, the competition ranked VIK as 8th prestigious winery among the 50 World's Best Vineyards and iViña Vik has therefore very quickly joined the icon wines from Chile and is now also among the global top.

Read more under the tab: Winery with a number of beautiful videos about the wines and the winery.

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Available as of Jan 24, 2023
Type of Wine Red
Country Chile
Region Colchagua Valley
Icons Icon South America
Winery Vina Vik Winery
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2017
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2036
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 97
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Open haard
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