Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
For over two decades, Mauro von Siebenthal, a Swiss lawyer and wine aficionado, had a dream. In 1998, with the financial support of four friends, Viña von Siebenthal finally became a reality. The philosophy behind Viña von Siebenthal is similar to that of the Bordeaux chateaux; vineyards, cellar and house blend together harmoniously to facilitate the creation of an exceptional wine.
Parcela #7 comes from Panquehue, a very small sub-appellation of the Aconcagua Valley in Chile and one of the most exclusive and prestigious areas in for the production of red Bordeaux varieties.
Panquehue is located between two mountain ranges, Andes Mountains and Coastal Range and it is close to the Aconcagua river, which helps to moderate the temperature. Soil is made up of deep sedimentary components, rich in organic material with low density and high porosity and high water retention perfect for Carmenere, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. On the slopes, poor soil and rocky, especially suited to Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
'This has an excellent classy nose of cedarwood, baking spice, cassis, blackberry and black cherry along with hints of mint and subtle bell peppers. Medium-bodied on the palate with ripe, slightly textured tannins. Think of classic Bordeaux with a touch more ripeness. This over-delivers on price.' Anja Breit, Philglas & Swiggot