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Puente Alto


2019, Epu

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Vintage 2019

Vintage 2019 in Chile was magnificent, a worthy successor of the superb 2018, in line with the greatest Chilean vintages of the last twenty years. The vintage was notably dry with only 150mm of rainfall measured in Puente Alto between May and September 2018, compared to historical gures of 262mm. During the same winter growing season, temperatures dropped lower than usual, pushing budbreak to occur a couple of weeks later than expected. Temperatures increased in November at higher levels than usual before returning to normal in December. Spring was also very dry with 11mm of rainfall, followed by an extremely warm summer. e acute conditions of heat and drought obliged us to start irrigation early, monitoring it closely, managing the hydric stress with precision. Veraison started a bit later than average but was fast and homogeneous. e initial late budding was misleading as it hinted at a late harvest. However, the rst vines harvested arrived at maturity a week earlier than usual. Picking started on March 21st for the Merlot and March 27th for the youngest Cabernet Sauvignon. Cooler temperatures in April slowed down the ripening of the old Cabernet Sauvignon vines and other varieties, which ultimately resulted in a long harvest period of 10 weeks, until the last of the Carménère was brought in on May 27th. The drier than average vintage 2019 gave us smaller berries, superb for all our Bordeaux varieties, packed with rich color and intense avor, wonderfully balanced, generous in fruit and tremendous in quality.

Tasting Notes

Deep, intense ruby red. The nose is attractive, vibrant and fruit forward, with aromas of wild raspberry and cassis, combined with subtle notes of spices and tea leaves. In mouth, the attack is round and pleasant; nicely balanced between tension and ripeness, density and nesse, the wine presents smooth and polished tannins. The predominant Cabernet Sauvignon reveals the pure expression of the Puente Alto terroir, with an intense, fresh and distinctive fruit of cassis and berries. An elegant, harmonious and youthful wine, with persistent notes of vanilla and red berries throughout its long savoury finish.

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The Producer

"In 1997, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, and Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle, Chairman of Viña Concha y Toro S.A., sealed a partnership agreement with a view to create an exceptional Franco-Chilean wine called Almaviva.

Produced under the joint technical supervision of both partners, the first vintage achieved... read more

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