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Undurraga Altazor Maipo Alto 2017

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Undurraga Altazor Maipo Alto 2017

  • Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Carmenère 8%, Carignan 2%
  • Country Chile
  • Region Valle de Maipo
  • Abv 14 %
  • Contains sulphites Yes
  • Vegan Yes
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • 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 the depth of flavour and integrated tannins, through to an everlasting finish.

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 Carmenare 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.

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 and is certified by Sustainable Wines of Chile. 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 to showcase the terroir.

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