Root: 1 Heritage Red 2013
This wine shows a deep ruby-red color, complemented by aromas of cherries, blueberries, blackberries, black pepper, and delicate notes of cassis, toffee, and dark chocolate. The palate opens with abundant, fruit-filled flavors including cherries and black fruits. Its silky tannins and good structure create a perfectly balanced framework for this full-bodied wine with its elegant finish of chocolate-covered fruits.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Carmenere, 15% Syrah, 7% Petit Verdot. Produced and bottled by Vinya Ventisquero. Chile is a true rarity in the wine world. Unique geographic & climatic forces have allowed it to remain one of very few grape-growing regions in the world where the original European rootstocks survive, unaffected by phylloxera—the disease that forced grape growers worldwide to graft vines onto generic rootstocks. Chile's isolation, protected by the mighty Andes to the east and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean to the west, ensures that grape vines can remain on the original rootstock, in the purest form. These same geographic characteristics provide Chile's fertile central region with optimal climate & soil conditions to produce consistent and outstanding grapes each year. This Root: 1 Heritage Red is crafted exclusively from grapes grown on the original, ungrafted root systems tended by Ventisquero's master winemakers. This gives the wine its pure, rich fruit flavors & aromas. An expressive blend of cabernet sauvignon, carmenere, syrah, and petit verdot, showcasing abundant flavors of cherry and dark fruits.