passport series 2017
Aglianico Cabernet Merlot
$160.00 – $213.00
RELEASE DATE DEC 2022
Malbec Carmenère Maipo Valley Chile
ALC. VOL: 13% | BODY: Full | SWEETNESS: Dry | OAK: Medium
Bringing together two of South America’s classic grape varieties, this blend of Malbec and Carmenère is rich, ripe and balanced. Aromas of red and black berries are followed with hints of cherry, peppercorn and mineral notes. The palate is full bodied, with persisting red fruit, dark chocolate and earthy notes. As a crowd pleaser the Malbec brings a smooth textured mouthfeel. The Carmenère stands its ground as Chile’s signature grape, with juicy red fruits, dried herbs and supple tannins.
The Maipo Valley is one of the most important wine regions in Chile and is known for producing some of the most prestigious Chilean wines. It is situated just south of Chile’s capital Santiago and extends east to the Andes Mountains and west to the Coast. The mild Mediterranean climate is dry with warm summers and cold wet winters. The region receives very little rainfall during the hot summer months, therefore viticulturalists rely on drip irrigation to help the vines through the long dry periods. The soils are clay based and very fertile resulting in full bodied red wines.