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Root:1 Heritage Red

Terroir

Located between the Andes and the low coastal mountains of the Pacific Ocean, the warm, dry vineyards of Trinidad in the Maipo Valley, are world-renowned for producing outstanding red wines rich in color, with fresh, fruity aromas and pure varietal character. The granite and yellow clay slopes maintain ideal moisture for the vines during the ripening season, while the coastal winds provide soft cooling influences of the Pacific. This exquisite blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah and Petit Verdot is co-fermented in stainless steel and aged for ten months in American and French oak.

Vinification

- Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks- Length of alcoholic fermentation: 10 daysvFermentation temperature: 75 - 77 °F- Maceration technique: Aeration- Length of maceration: 20 - 30 days- Malolactic fermentation: Yes- Type of aging container: Stainless steel tanks- Type of oak: 50% French & 50% American- Length of aging before bottling: 70% of the wine ages for 10 months in 50% French and 50% American

Features

This wine shows a deep ruby red color, completmented by aromas of cherries, blueberries, blackberries, black pepper and delicate notes of cassis, toffee and dark chocolate. The palate opens with abundant fruit-filled flavours including cherries and black fruits. Its silky tannins and good structure create a perfectly-balanced framework for this full-bodied wine with its elegant finish of chocolate covered fruits.

Food Pairings

Root: 1 Heritage Red pairs well with barbequed steak, spicy shrimp, or a colorful, fresh stir-fry.

Press review

90 Points, Best Buy, Wine & Spirits June 2015 "An untamed blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah, and Petit Verdot, this was born of a very cold harvest, and sustains nerve and tension in its acidity. The wine's notes of eucalyptus blend with red fruit flavors, bright and cheerful as they play against electric tannins. A delicious wine at a great price, this would be a star on any list of wines by the glass."

Details

Producer

Viña Ventisquero

Category

Red

Grapes

50% Cabernet sauvignon, 28% Carménère, 15% Syrah, 7% Petit verdot

Country / Region

Chile, Valle Central

Appellation

Maipo Valley (DO)

Size

750 ml

Degree of alcohol

13.5 %

Available in these provinces

  • British Columbia
  • Alberta

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