Arboleda Vino Brisa 2017

Type: Red
Country: Chile
Region: Aconcagua Costa
Grape Variety: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Malbec
Ratings: 94 James Suckling Points

Climate: Warm, dry climate with high daytime temperatures. The mild and cooler air from the Pacific Ocean cools the soil in the evening and moderates the temperature during the day
Terroir: The mountain area vineyards in the Aconcagua valley, Las Vertientes vineyard, Hijuelas. With a foothill, colluvial, clayey soil
Winemaking: Aged in oak (15% in Foudres and the rest in barrels) for 22 months

Color: Intense ruby ​​with violet reflections
Nose: Ripe red fruits, such as cherries and raspberries, notes of pomegranates and flowers, such as violets, as well as touches of spices, such as white pepper, dark chocolate and vanilla
Palate: Full-bodied, with ripe tannins and good acidity. Its finish is marked by ripe red fruits, pomegranates and touches of violets

About the Winery:
Arboleda was born in 1999 as part of the shared dream that inspired Robert Mondavi and Eduardo Chadwick to realize the potential of Chile as a world-class producer of fine wines. The name “Arboleda” in Spanish means “grove of trees” and is a tribute to the native Chilean trees that have been preserved within the vineyards that produce the Arboleda grapes.

The source of the Arboleda grapes comes from two self-contained estates within the valley. A stunning hillside property some 40kms inland was acquired and planted in 2000 with a selection of red grape varieties. This property was named “Las Vertientes” due to its natural springs of water.

Arboleda red wines aim for complete ripeness, full-bodied with high concentration of fruit, complexity and balance. Arboleda white wines aim to be fresh, and crispy with high acidity and intense aromatics. Therefore the vineyards were planted in 2005 in proximity to the sea, only 14 km from the Pacific Ocean in a property called “Chilhue”.