Viña Los Vascos
In the land of Los Vascos, cultivation is at our heart; cultivating not only vineyards but our dream to transform our vast land into a fruitful eco-system producing the most elegant Chilean wines. We are free spirited but remember our heritage. Our holistic approach encompasses and protects all - from our short-legged sheep clearing weeds without devouring precious grapes to our artisans honing hand-made knives to carefully tend the vines. We embody the Chilean paradox, meticulous in our work, easy going and warm in our personality. We are independent yet proud to cultivate our community because we are stronger and happier together.

The vintage
2018 offered optimal weather conditions. The season started with average rainfall in winter and spring, which provided favorable conditions for bud break and fruit onset. Minimum temperatures were mild throughout the season, and luckily we didn’t suffer any frost episode. The main characteristic of the summer was that temperatures remained slightly below average, which allowed grapes to ripen slowly. This factor, combined with a great after season with no precipitations, was determining for the harvest timing that started rather late once the grapes had developed fully and reached optimal phenolic ripeness.
The harvest started on April 23 and continued until the 27th of the same month.
Varietals
Cabernet sauvignon : 75%
Carménère : 25%

Tasting notes
The wine presents a ruby red color.
The nose offers nice fruity aromas of plums and cherries, with subtle notes of liquorice, dark chocolate, nutmeg, mint leaves, thyme, black pepper and tobacco.
On the palate, the sweet, smooth tannins give the wine a long and pleasant persistence. Good volume and structure. A nicely balanced blend that shrouds Cabernet Sauvignon in the outstanding typicity of Chilean Carmenère.