A New Secret From Chile

Just in case you are looking to have a rich red meat, or a full flavoured vegetarian Christmas dinner, I wanted to include this in the selection - a cracking full flavoured Syrah from Chile. A new edition for 2016 this wine is sourced from Viu Manent, located in the Colchagua Valley. 

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This is really a case do of Old World wines making New! Viu Manent was established in 1935 by a Catalan immigrant Miguel Viy Garcia and today is regarded as one of the longest established producers in the region, Initially Miguel's business was a negotiant, but it was not until 1966 that they finally purchased Hacienda San Carlos de Cunaco, the vineyards in the Colchagua Valley from which they had long sourced their wines. Most importantly the estate included 150 hectares of pre-phylloxera vines, the holy grail of grapes

Today, their passion for their family heritage and stewardship of the land drives them to produce wines with character that express their origin and individual growing season. Their vineyards are all located in the renowned Colchagua Valley and cover 260 hectares over 3 locations: San Carlos, La Capilla and El Olivar. 

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