This wine expresses the pure character of the Maipo valley. Chile's signature grape Carménère, the deepest, darkest, purplest of all red grapes needs a long growing season to reach its fullest potential. Rich in berry fruits and spice (think blackberries and black pepper), with smooth, well-rounded tannins, making this a crowd pleasing and easy to drink wine with bags of character. Finished off nicely with well-integrated french oak.
91 Points - Descorchados Chilean Wine Guide (2014 vintage)
Antiyal Alvaro Espinoza
Founded in 1996 by Alvaro Espinoza and Marina Ashton, although Alvaro has been tending to vineyards in Chile for over 25 years. He spent many years perfecting his craft at the internationally renowned Carmen winery before following his life-long dream to run his own estate in 1996. The duo bravely struck out on their own, purchasing just one hectare of land where they planted Cabernet Sauvignon. After two years and much hard work, Alvaro knew his wines were ready to bottle and they released the first vintage of Antiyal in 1998. Today Antiyal is arguably the benchmark for all Chilean reds and is critically acclaimed by critics and consumers alike around the world.