VIK Milla Cala is a lush blend of Chile’s signature red grape Carmenère with other Old World varietals.
Medium-deep crimson to brick red colour. Red plum and strawberry bouquet with floral notes of lavender and violet. The wine has a firm texture, velvety but focused tannins and a silky mouthfeel. Vibrant and luscious fruit flavours of cassis, black cherries and dark plum with complementary nutty notes and a touch of mocha.
The blend comprises mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère with small percentages of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. The fruit for this wine comes from a selection of VIK’s vineyards in Cachapoal Valley. The vineyards have deep, porous decomposed granitic soil with good drainage. They also experience a temperate Mediterranean climate with a marine influence from the Pacific.
After harvesting and sorting the grapes by hand, they go through a gentle pressing. After fermentation, the wine ages for 20 months in French oak barrels.
Top tip: Decant for an hour before serving or cellar for up to a decade.
Curious about other wines from Cachapoal Valley? Check out Tabalí Pedregoso Gran Reserva Carmenère 2019.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
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Briary blackberry and cassis aromas include familiar Chilean notes of eucalyptus and juniper. This Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant blend is ripe and creamy in feel, with generous flavors of brown sugar, herbs, blackberry, cassis, coffee and chocolate. The finish is chewy and rich. Drink now–2025.