VIK La Piu Belle Rosé 2019
Light and elegant, like a goddess. VIK La Piu Belle Rosé is named after a goddess revered by Millahue’s indigenous people, whose name simply translates as “the most beautiful”.
Pale pink colour. The nose exudes ripe red berries, accents of graphite and floral scents of lavender and violet. Strawberry, raspberry and redcurrant fruit flavours with a hint of grapefruit citrus, passionfruit and ripe melon. Every sip has a mouthwatering freshness, luscious fruit flavours and light texture. Closes with a citrus zest finish. Notes of summer stone fruit, apricots, and passion fruit with a surprising hint of citrus on the finish.
The perfect wine to enjoy by the poolside on a hot summer’s day.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Syrah. The fruit for this wine comes from a selection of VIK’s vineyards in Cachapoal Valley. From the western-most and coolest sectors of the property, which receive a certain influence from the Pacific.
After harvesting and sorting the grapes by hand, they go through a gentle pressing. After fermentation, the wine ages for 1 month in new French oak barrels and just over 1 month in used French oak barrels.
About the Label
After giving renowned painter Javier de Aubeyzon a bottle of this pure Millahue character, they set him free to bring La Piu Belle Rosé to life. Paintbrush to canvas, he was guided by the spirit of a mysterious woman and this wine’s pulse, now one and the same.
A face came first, ethereal beauty radiating, La Piu Belle’s vibrance in human form. Beautiful bouquets surround her to create a balance between tenderness and intensity, to soften her enigmatic force. La Piu Belle goes beyond the bottle. She represents the energy among the vines, the power within VIK’s grapes and the allure of this Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc Rosé blend. She is the essence of VIK, their new Art piece.
A label that reflects the beauty of all women. A face with unique features, a mix of different women around the world.
The project took almost 2 years, starting with a canvas, then painted on a bottle and finally was made into a sleeve.
Curious about other wines from Cachapoal Valley? Check out Tabalí Pedregoso Gran Reserva Carmenère 2019.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
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This rosé comes from a selection of vineyards located in the coolest sector of the property, the westernmost, and which receive a certain influence from the Pacific. The grapes are pressed directly and the color is obtained from the minimum contact that the juice has while it is in the press. Once fermented, it is aged for a month and a little longer in used barrels. The result is a dual purpose wine: on the one hand, it is a summer rosé, to quench your thirst, but it also has many flavors and body to take it to your favorite Thai restaurant. This is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Syrah.
The 2020 Rosé La Piu Belle has a base of Cabernet Sauvignon mixed with 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Syrah from Millahue, Cachapoal. Salmon pink in hue. The attractive nose offers sour cherry, rose petal and black currant with hints of damson and herbs. Ample in the mouth, the lees bring volume and a terse feel. Easygoing in a Provençal style.
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– 83 POINTS
Briny citrus and stale melon aromas introduce a lazy palate with low acidity. Sleepy, somewhat bitter stone fruit flavors fade out with marginal clarity.