Vina von Siebenthal Montelig 2013
Vina von Siebenthal Montelig 2013 from 8wines
Cellar for up to 15 years. Decant 1 hour before serving. With a stunning setting close to the magnificent Andes Mountains, Vina von Siebenthal in Chile’s Aconcagua Valley was founded by Swiss lawyer Mauro von Siebenthal. Mauro visited the area in the 1990s and immediately realised that this place could help him achieve his dream of making his own wines. He moved permanently to Chile in 2009 and threw himself into planting vineyards on his new estate and renovating the elegant colonial era country house which is the winery’s headquarters. Mauro’s flagship wine is the Montelig, a single vineyard bottling crafted from hillside vines planted in 1998. The wine is named after the Spanish word for mountain, “monte”, in reference to the Andes Mountains and “llg” which is the pre-Incan native word for light. It’s a powerful, robust blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Carmenere which thrive in the long hot summers and cooler nights thanks to cooling breezes from the nearby Andes. Seductive notes of blueberry, cassis, black plum and dark cherry define the nose, while on the palate there are hints of dried herbs, baked earth and toasted spices from the 25 months of ageing in oak barrels. The finish is strong with hints of vanilla, cinnamon and cloves and a gentle streak of acidity which invites yet another sip. Enjoy now with hearty red meat dishes or keep in the cellar for another decade or so.
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