Antawara Barrel Selection 2014

21.75

Description

Antawara’s showpiece barrel selection is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carmenere and Petit Verdot, all sourced at the foot of the Andes in Chile’s renowned Maipo Valley. Harvesting is done by hand in small cases with only the best bunches selected. Extended cold-soaking and fermentation at higher than normal temperatures with regular pumpovers is done to extract colour, flavours and tannins. The wine is eventually transferred to French oak barrels to age for 14 months, followed by extra bottle ageing.

This is very impressive. Ruby red with garnet hints, rich aromas reveal ripe cherries, cassis and strawberries, with smoky, toasted oak spice and vanilla. The palate is rich, rounded and full bodied, silky tannins supporting ripe red fruit and blueberries with integrated spice notes and a smooth, chocolately finish.

Serve up with a mature cheese platter or spiced stews such as brisket or goulash.

  • Rich, complex, savoury
  • 750ml
  • 15.0% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2024
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Producer: Antawara

Antawara is a young winery, only founded in 2006 by talented winemaker Jaime Muñoz. Jaime had worked as a winemaker for large wineries in both Chile and France before deciding the time was right to set up his own venture. In 2019, the company acquired a new winery in the foothills of the Andes, 100km south of Santiago, and entered the top 20 of Chilean exporters.

Vineyards are centred around the Maipo Valley, an historic wine region going back 500 years from the original colonial plantations, and renowned for producing fine red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carménère. Hot summer days are followed by cold nights, old vineyards on the stony slopes of the sheltered foothills providing the perfect growing conditions.

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