Aliara is a delicious red blend with a concentrated deep violet colour. Intense aromas and flavours from the different varieties in the blend include cassis, hazelnuts, dates, dried figs and chocolate, as well as floral notes of jasmine and roses. The finish is long with ripe and velvety tannins.
Meet the maker: Odfjell
Region: Maule, Lontué and Maipo, Central Valley – Chile
Grape(s): Carignan (46%), Malbec (33%), Syrah (17%), Cabernet Sauvignon (4%)
15% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian / Vegan / Organic / Biodynamic
The grapes come from 20 to 80-year-old vines in Odfjell's top vineyards in the Maule, Lontué and Maipo Valley.
Elimination of shoots during spring, removal of interior leaves after set and three selections of the best grapes, the first after set, the second on veraison and the last one before harvest when the grapes were hand-picked.
The grapes were destemmed then had five to six days of cold maceration at 14°C prior to fermentation, and 15 days of maceration at 25ºC after fermentation.
Selected yeasts were used during the fermentation, which took place in small tanks. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation took place in the barrels. The wine was then aged in 100% new French oak for up to 24 months.