Viña Almaviva is the maker of this Almaviva , a red wine from Puente Alto of the best of syrah, petit verdot, carmenere, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc grapes. The Almaviva is the ideal red to combine with semi-cured cheese and red meat. Drinks&Co users reviewed this red wine with 4 of 5 points.
“Perfect wine does not exist, or at least. . . This true Rothschild icon gets consistently high ratings from the international wine press, for all years. Almaviva proves that exists perfection. "Far more satisfying than plenty of Bordeaux" Jancis Robinson writes about this cult project of the family (Mouton) Rothschild and the iconic Concha y Toro. Open, fragrant, deep purple almost sweet fruit, violets, flowers, vanilla, chocolate, complexity and sophistication. Typical Chilean eucalyptus. On the palate velvety but with backbone. Soft tannins and cocoa powder. Sultry ripe fruit surrounds your taste buds, soft and creamy with laurel, chocolate, tobacco and licorice. Complex and saved.”
“Almaviva are the result of a "joint venture" between Concha y Toro, one of the largest producers in Chile with historical prestige and the famous French wine producer Château Mouton Rothschild. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Carmenere grape varieties from 50 hectares of vineyards that Concha y Toro has in Puente Alto - an exceptional terroir for a great character wine, ready to compete with the best red wines in the world.”
“- Color: dark ruby red with purple shiny reflections Bouquet: elegant, aromatic complex bouquet with the flawless, very delicate fruit of ripe black currants, blackberries and wild strawberries, backed by hints of vanilla, spices and coffee beans taste: the palate of impressive balance, elegance and freshness, with clear bleed acid and plump mature tannins, which underlines the compact, fleshy texture of the vintage particularly nice silky, densely concentrated and rectilinear an exceptional wine, of perfect harmony and finesse allergens: contains sulfites”
“- The wine is a deep, intense ruby red
- The nose, complex and subtle, Reveals delicate and clean aromas of ripe cassis, fig and blackberries, Accompanied By vanilla, cacao and toffee notes
- The wine fills the mouth with smooth, well-refined and silky tannins, leaving on overall impression of balance, finesse, persistence and freshness
- This is a pure, elegant and layered wine, harmoniously balanced by a great acidity
- Allergens: contains sulfites”
“Dark red wine of great intensity. The nose is elegant with hints of cassis, coffee and toasted almonds. In short it is magnificent. The palate is rich, powerful, balanced and very persistent. Highlights the elegance of French oak in perfect union with toasted almonds ....”
“Dark red wine of great intensity. The nose is elegant with hints of cassis, coffee and toasted almonds. In short it is magnificent. The palate is rich, powerful, balanced and very persistent. Highlights the elegance of French oak in perfect union with the toasted almonds. . . .”
“An extraordinary vintage The harvest, which starts on March 26th, will be remembered for its exceptional quality, and for an extraordinarily long and cool picking season, rather late for most varietals
Low temperatures and weather conditions for slow-moving and slow ripening that favored balance and unctuous tannins
18 months, new French oak
The 2007 vintage will be remembered for its exceptional quality, balance, concentration and extraordinary complexity, which make it, without a doubt, one of the best Chilean vintages
The winter was relatively dry on Puente Alto, with a rainfall of June to September of only 292 mm
The budding, homogeneous, was rather late
The month of November was marked by cool temperatures for the season, and a rain at bloom, causing a significant decrease in the number of berries per cluster on Cabernets Sauvignons
From December to February, maximum temperatures were remarkably high during the day, with a strong thermal amplitude between day and night
These variations played an important role in the formation of thick skins, rich in tannins and in color
The hot summer weather led to a fairly early harvest of Merlot (March 26), but a drop in temperatures in April then slowed the process of maturation of the grapes
The harvest was finally long and late, spread between April 19th and May 25th for Cabernets, and between May 16th and 23rd for Carmenère
The special conditions of the year have generated an extraordinary quality of perfectly ripe grapes, with round and unctuous tannins, and aromas of great intensity and complexity.
“TASTING NOTES OF Almaviva 2004:
- View: intense black plummy.
- Nose: delicate aromas of wild strawberries, raspberries, cocoa, flowers, with hints of honey and incense. Fresh attack, pure, creamy, enveloping and persistent tannins with evolution.
- Mouth: flavors of dried peaches, almonds, vanilla and fresh red fruits, exceptionally elegant finish. A remarkable and pure wine.
APPELLATION: Central Valley.
GRAPES: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Carmenere.”
“We paired the Viña Almaviva Puente Alto with a starter. My brothers and some friends came over, so we opened this bottle.
It had an intense colour. Aromas of dark chocolate. Oily wine with red fruit flavours.”
“The Almaviva even grades up pairing it with a delicious Iberian ham. I drank this Almaviva once with my coworkers.
Red with violet edges. Surprising the smell of strawberries of this Almaviva. I kept feeling the taste for a long time.”
“Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon - Cermenere - Cabernet Franc - Merlot
Contents: 0, 75 l
Intense ruby cosso; in the mouth the wine is balanced, fresh, with a nice tannic structure, and exceptional persistence. The aroma is mineral and complex, reveals stable aromas and frank plum and blackberry, delicately associated with subtle notes of vanilla, coffee, orange zest, toasted, tobacco and cocoa. Bright, elegant, consistent and accurate in his character, remarkable for the finesse and persistence of tannins.”