Intense ruby red colour, with violet tinges. On the nose a mix of red berries and white pepper reminiscent of the northern Rhone. On the palate the wine is full-bodied and has well-structured tannins providing the backbone, which are in harmony with the black fruit and crisp acidity. An exceptionally fine wine with real class.
Situated in one of the northernmost vineyard regions in Chile, approaching the edge of the Atacama Desert, Tabalí commands a unique location in the heart of the Limarí Valley. The local ‘Camanchaca’ fog blankets the Limarí area each morning, and afternoon coastal breezes bring cool air, which moderates the ripening of the grapes. The result is a range of truly distinctive wines with elegance, restraint and minerality.
The dynamic young team lead by Felipe Muller (winemaker) and Hector Rojas (viticulturalist) have already scooped a cabinet full of the wine world’s most prestigious trophies. The Shiraz (IWC Gold and 2 Decanter trophies in 2007) is one of the emerging stars from this new region, with its fine structure and peppery black olive fruit profile.
Tabalí has the honour of stewardship of the Limarí Valley’s most significant archaeological sites, the mystical ‘Valle del Encanto’ (‘Enchanted Valley’) which borders their vineyards. A sacred site of the ancient Molle and Diaguita culture, the many rock drawings and carved Tacita stones depict an ancient way of life. The Tabalí mask logo has been taken from one of these rock carvings, which can only be seen at certain times of day when the sun’s alignment makes them magically appear.