Antiyal Alvaro Espinoza - 2012
Álvaro Espinoza is one of the finest winemakers in South America and also one of the foremost biodynamic winemakers in the world. His celebrated wine, Antiyal, is often referred to as Chile’s first “garage wine.” Antiyal produces fewer than 400 cases of wine a year in the sleepy Maipo Valley town of Alta Jahuel. Antiyal—a Mapuche word that means “sons of the sun,” is a homegrown project. It’s so homegrown that the one-acre vineyard around Espinoza’s house supplies most of the wine’s biodynamic grapes. Among the very best wines being produced in South America and comprising of 49% Carmenère, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 16% Syrah. Aged in French barrels for eighteen months, then aged in bottle for six months.
Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 (2013 vintage)
91 Points, James Suckling, “This shows clear and bright red fruits such as raspberries and blueberries with hints of vanilla. Full body, fine tannins and a bright finish. A blend of Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.” James Suckling Report, August 2014 (2012 vintage)
The Drinks Business, ‘Chile’s top biodynamic consultant, Alvaro Espinoza, is also considered one of Chile’s finest garage winemakers for this very blend‘ November 2015
96 Points – Descorchados Chilean Wine Guide (2014 vintage)