1865 Malbec 2017
Deep ruby. Upfront fresh red fruit aromas intermingle harmoniously with notes of vanilla, caramel and spices contributed by the oak-ageing. This is a smooth, juicy and well-balanced wine with silky tannins and a persistent finish.
Ideal accompaniment for grilled red meat and potato mille-feuille.
1865 is the founding year of the Viña San Pedro, one of the oldest wineries in Chile. To honor this, Viña San Pedro creates 1865, a wine of exceptional quality driven by the careful selection of varieties from vineyards of the most recognized origins.
Viña San Pedro was founded in 1865 by the Correa Albano brothers in the Curicó Valley. Its long history of over 150 years has allowed San Pedro to become one of the most important wineries in Chile, and a key global player with presence in over 80 countries. 1865 shows exceptional wine quality of varieties from vineyards located in the most recognized origins. With vineyards in the north and in the south, in the coast and in the Andes piedmont, and even in Argentina, 1865 focuses on bringing the best expression in each wine variety.
Maule is the Central Valley’s most southern and coolest zone, reaching a southern latitude of 35°S, yet it is still warmer and drier than Bío-Bío to its south. The Maule Valley enjoys success with a unique set of grapes.
It lays claim to the local variety, Pais (synonymous with Tinta Pais, which is actually Tempranillo), which has dominated much of the region’s area under vine until the recent past. Now many growers, not confined by the tradition and regulations of the Old World, also successfully grow Cabernet Sauvignon.
While Maule’s total area under vine remains relatively static, its old Carignan vineyards are undergoing a great revival. The VIGNO (Vignadores del Carignan Vintners) group, an association in charge of promoting this long-forgotten variety, is getting fantastic results from the old vines in its dry-farmed coastal zones.
The Maule includes the subregions of Talca, San Clemente, San Javier, Parral, Linares and Cauquenes.
Celebrated for its bold flavors and supple texture, Malbec has enjoyed runaway success in Argentina since the late 20th century. The grape originated in Bordeaux, France, where it historically contributed color and tannin to blends. A French agronomist, who saw great potential for the variety in Mendoza’s hot, high-altitude landscape, brought Malbec to Argentina in 1868. Somm Secret—If you’re trying to please a crowd, Malbec is generally a safe bet with its combination of dense fruit and soft tannins.