Indomita, Nostros Merlot Gran Reserva, Maipo, Chile, 2022
Viña Indómita occupies a truly spectacular location, between Santiago and Valparaíso in the heart of Casablanca, with an imposing house and hillside sign that wouldn’t look out of place in Hollywood, yet belies a dynamic winemaking team and one of the most exciting winemaking projects in Chile.
Their 100 hectares of vineyards across Casablanca and Maipo, take full advantage of the regions climatic differences, with a focus on Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir in the cooler Casablanca Valley, whilst Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère are the main varieties cultivated in the warmer Maipo region. Environmental sustainability and social responsibility are taken seriously, with measures to minimise waste water and energy consumption, alongside ventures to create local employment across both winemaking and wine tourism.
Grown in Chile's Maipo Valley, where the summers are warm and sunny, with a cooling breeze and cold nights. The grapes for this wine are sourced from two lots in Longovilo, one on flat ground, and the other on a hillside. The soils are granite and clay with little organic matter, forcing the roots to run deep.
Classic alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 28-29ºC with periodic pump-overs and draw-outs according to tasting. Post fermentation maceration for 4-7 days. A portion of the wine is aged for 10 months in French and American oak.
Type: French and American 225 Litres
% wine oaked: 50
% new oak: 20
Bright red black in colour. Delicate and fruity, with notes of prune, dried cherry, figs, and dried peach. Lovely grassy character, medium body, deliciously velvety, and delicate without aggressive or dry tannins. Enticing finish.
Roast chicken with tarragon, garlic & olives, veal chops, gnocchi with roasted red pepper sauce.
12 x 75cl