A simply stunning, monster Bordeaux-blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Carmenère from Chile's Aconcagua Valley, organically farmed and aged in French oak for 25 months prior to bottling. Opaque brick red in colour with masses of black fruit - plum, raisin and date - and lashings of cedar, cigar box and pencil shavings on the nose. Glass-coatingly thick, the palate is ripe and super-concentrated with blackcurrant, crème de cassis, black pepper and eucalyptus, with layer upon layer of complexity, superbly refined and huge in length. Properly stored this will continue to develop for 15-20 years from vintage.
Mauro von Siebenthal was a Swiss lawyer until, in 1998, he had an epiphany while visiting friends in Chile's Aconcagua Valley. Falling in love with the region and spotting the opportunity to buy a small bodega, Mauro set about establishing his first vineyard, the 30 acre Parcela #7, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. By 2009, Mauro had given up life as a lawyer, fully relocated to Chile, and established Viña von Siebenthal with the building of a new state of the art winery. The boutique estate specialises in small production Bordeaux red blends, planting and blending according to the unique soil types within the four main vineyards currently owned.
Situated halfway between the Andes and the Pacific ocean, Panquehue is a very small sub-appellation of the Aconcagua Valley and one of the most prestigious areas in Chile for the production of Bordeaux varietals. The vineyards lie close to the Aconcagua river which helps to moderate the temperature in the dry mediterranean climate blessed by 320 days a year of clear sky.