Undurraga Altazor Maipo Alto 2016

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Undurraga Altazor Maipo Alto 2016

Country - Chile

Region - Valle de Maipo

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Carmenère 7%, Carignan 3%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Undurraga

Tasting notes - An exceptional wine revealing expressive aromatic layers, balanced concentration and wonderful complexity. Deep red fruits and cassis are underpinned by mineral notes, graphite and tobacco. The structured palate shows depth of flavour and integrated tannins, through to an everlasting finish. Serve with rich red meats or mature cheese. 

Awards
94+ pts, Robert Parker, 2020

Undurraga Altazor Maipo Alto 2016

A perfumed wine with layers of deep red fruit and cassis
interwoven with notes of graphite, mint and ripe guava,
concentrated and opulent. A showstopper of a wine!
Producer Note
Undurraga is one of Chile’s most prestigious wineries, consistently receiving high scores
from top wine critics. Founded in 1885, Undurraga owns 1,350 hectares of estate
vineyard in Chile’s premium wine producing areas such as Leyda, Cauquenes and
Itata. Head winemaker Rafael Urrejola has spent a great deal of time researching and
understanding the diversity of Chile’s vineyard sites; the result is the emblematic ‘Terroir
Hunter’ range. Undurraga cultivates their vineyards with respect for the environment
and follow a philosophy of minimal intervention in the cellar in order to showcase the
terroir.
Vineyard
The grapes for this wine were carefully selected from small plots. The Cabernet
Sauvignon comes from estate vineyards planted in the early 1990s, in Pirque and Los
Morros, in Alto Maipo. The Pirque vineyard contains alluvial soils with medium
composition with a high level of stone content, whereas Los Morros consists of soils of
colluvial-alluvial origin. Both soil types have medium to low fertility, good depth of 1.5 to
2 metres and good drainage; ideal conditions to produce wines of character. The
Carménère grapes come from an estate vineyard in the Colchagua Valley planted in
the mid 1980s. The clay loam soil textures are dominant which is ideal for this variety as
they retain soil moisture ensuring optimum and prolonged ripening. The Carignan
grapes come from a rain-fed vineyard planted in 1958, in the Maule Valley. It contains
soils with clay texture, high quartz content, subsoil of granitic origin and good drainage.
Winemaking
The grapes were manually selected; first by cluster, then by berry to ensure only the
ripe, healthy fruit was vinified. The grapes were then transferred by gravity into small
stainless steel tanks of 10,000 litres for fermentation with selected yeasts. The wine was
made without any additions and following fermentation it was transferred to French oak
barrels where it spent 16 months. It received a further 18 months’ ageing in bottle prior
to release.
Tasting Note
An exceptional wine revealing expressive aromatic layers, balanced concentration and
wonderful complexity. Deep red fruits and blackberries are underpinned by earthy
nuances, subtle spice and mineral notes with a touch of tobacco. The structured
palate shows depth of flavour and integrated tannins, through to an everlasting finish.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 92%, Carignan 5%, Carmenère 3%

Awards
94+ pts, Robert Parker, 2020

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