La Piu Belle 2011

La Piu Belle is the goddess of Millahue, specially painted by Gonzalo Cienfuegos as an homage to art, to the importance of art at VIK and the art of winemaking.

  • 51% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 34% Carmenere
  • 8% Cabernet Franc
  • 6% Merlot
  • 1% Syrah

THE ART OF WINEMAKING

Tasting notes

The 2011 La Piu Belle wine is beautiful and deep with an evolved ruby color and intense halo that visually captures your attention.
The nose is remarkably intense and well balanced, recalling aromas that engage all your senses, starting with delicate berries, wildflowers, spices and a touch of oak that makes the wine more complex but friendly at the same time. As a gift of the cool spring, the flavor of cranberries explodes on your lips, tinting them with delicate color. The attack is incredibly fresh, silky smooth, with body and structure. The tannins are round and elegant, with a long and lengthy finish.
La Piu Belle is a harmonious wine with a persistent elegance, offering itself without excess. It is dynamic with an enticing nose that is also fruity, creating a beautiful equilibrium with tannins that delicately complete the aromatic spectrum. It is a wine that beckons you from across the room with only a glance of the eye and washes down like a sashaying silken scarf.

Vineyard notes

July 2010 was colder than normal, which delayed the onset of sprouting for 10 days. From September to January it continued to be colder than average. We had less average sunshine per day in December and January, which allowed it to have a lot of freshness, good acidity and great tannin elegance. February brought warm and sunny weather, which was very useful to ensure good phenolic maturation in late ripening varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carmenere. March and April brought some rain and clouds that allowed a slow ripening of the fruit. In short, it was a cool year with more rainfall than normal and poor performance. As a result, the wine has a great color, a very present acidity, a good fruit intensity and a good balance.
  • Alcohol

    13.8 %

  • Ph

    3.71

  • Acidity

    5.12 g/L

  • Time
    in barrel

    21 months

  • Aging capacity

    18 years

  • Serving temperature

    16-18ºC

  • Residual sugar

    2.82 g/L

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