Iconic wines. It is a term you hear often in Chile and it refers to the top of the line wine from a producer. It is sort of a superfluous term when it comes to some producers, though.
Take for example Almaviva. They only produce one wine, though in truth a second is kept for distribution in Chile. As far as we’re concerned, Almaviva is Almaviva: a Bordeaux blend that reflects the historic wines of Chile, Bordeaux blends, and the future of the Chilean wine market. World class wine that can compete with the best from any country.
Almaviva is not inexpensive, but it is among the top wines of Chile. You would be hard pressed to find a more impressive Bordeaux blend here. It is based primarily on Cabernet Sauvignon, which makes up 73 percent of the 2009. This figure is roughly around the average, though the percentage has varied from the low 60s to the low 80s over the years.
The rest of the wine includes a healthy dollop of Carmenere along with hints of Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
Must try wine: 2009 Almaviva