Oveja Negra Icon Lost Barrel 2011 - 6 Bottle Case
Via's definition of Black Sheep is someone special and out of the ordinary, someone who attracts attention, who captivates, and has character and personality. Step forward: Oveja Negra! Via's first harvest was as recent as 2002 from a new winery at Talca and this is very definitely a 'Can Do' operation producing wines with attitude. Winemaker Edgard Carter seeks to combine sustainable viticultural practices with innovative winemaking, to produce fruit-driven wines of real character. "Sustainability, expression of terroir, and quality are key. The aim is to deliver wines with superior quality, at fair prices, made in harmony with nature". Individual wines for individual people.
The grapes were destemmed but not crushed. Prior to alcoholic fermentation they underwent a 4-day cold maceration at 8-10C (46-50F). Alcoholic fermentation lasted approximately 24 to 26 days, and the temperature fluctuated between 27 and 29C (81-84F), with 4-6 pumpovers per day. Following alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, 100% of the wine was aged in French oak barrels 12 months.
The Syrah, Carmenere, and Petit Verdot are vertically positioned, while the traditional bush vine Carignan is head trained. Canopy management was carried out according to the needs of the individual varieties.
This wine shows a seductive and complex combination of black cherry and raspberry aromas, rose petals and violets, mingled with a soft touch of vanilla and coconut. Full-bodied and rich, with a soft and velvety texture. Smooth tannins and an elegant aftertaste.
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CL / Maule / Maule