VIK 2019

VIK 2019

98/100 Points by James Suckling
4.6/5 Vivino Rating

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 14% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2019
Format: 75cl
Sub-Region: Millahue
Region: Valle de Cachapoal
Country: Chile

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Description

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Finesse, elegance, complexity, intensity, length and freshness are the unique characteristics that all together level up to the extraordinary. VIK is a remarkable visionary Bordeaux style blend, which stands out for its formidable ability to evolve and move the consumer and ultimately indulge you in pure luxury.

The Region

The Millahue Valley is situated within the Cachapoal Valley, which itself is part of the larger Rapel Valley wine region in central Chile. It is located to the west of the Andes Mountains and benefits from a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and cool ocean breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean.

It’s characterized by diverse soils, including alluvial and colluvial soils, which contribute to the region’s unique terroir. The valley’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains also plays a role in creating different microclimates within the region.

The Winery

Viña VIK is a renowned winery located in the Millahue Valley, Chile. It is known for producing high-quality wines in a state-of-the-art facility and vineyards situated in a picturesque setting in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Viña VIK is notable for its commitment to producing premium wines and its dedication to art, architecture, and sustainability.

Vintage

An inspired spring and a patient summer with average temperatures
nurtured the rapid ripening of tannins in the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet Franc. Fall ushered in an early but joyful and expectant harvest. Both varieties were perfect: tannins were crisp,
tense, and nervous while also gently dynamic, accompanied by elevated fruit character marked by delicate aromas which lightly dance, seduce and enchant.

Vinification

After a 20-month barrel aging and 6 months in Barroir barrels, the wine was bottled. This vintage departs from its predecessors by blending Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc exclusively. The maturity of the Cabernet Franc vines, apparent in the fruit’s new-found authority, delightful minerality and acidity, allowed for more prominence in the blend accounting for almost a quarter of the assemblage. Cabernet Sauvignon, at 77% of the blend, provides the wine’s long and dynamic structure and the nearly infinite finish.

This vintage is precise, subtle, and elegant, delivering a story, whose chapters are visible in pours and pages turned in each sip. The story shares passionately the virtues of this terroir, the characteristics of the vintage as well as the entire team’s endeavors for quality and respect for nature. 

Ideal serving temperature 16ºC.

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