五號選酒 - Viu Manent Carmenere Reserva 2007 美娜酒莊 陳年卡美尼
Located in the western end of the Colchagua Valley, Viu Manent is Chile’s Malbec standard-bearer. The winery’s prized San Carlos vineyard, which was purchased back in 1960, came with records showing that Malbec was planted on the spot as far back as the late 1800s.
Phelps is hoping the vineyard’s old vines and sedimentary clay soils can produce something unique. Trying to make a benchmark wine with Malbec though? And add in that Phelps is a New Zealand transplant (he started at Viu Manent in 2003) and it might seem like an odd combination. But while he worked in his native New Zealand, Phelps spent some time at Villa Maria, which Phelps claims has the oldest Malbec vines in that country. Now, with a few vintages at Viu Manent under his belt, he’s getting familiar with the differences between the two. "It’s a totally different tannin for Malbec in Colchagua and the wines come into their prime sooner," said Phelps. "New Zealand Malbecs have more acidity and take longer to come around." The winery’s top Malbec bottling is the Viu 1, a 1,000-case lot produced from 80-year-old vines in the San Carlos vineyard. The wine, which typically has a little Cabernet Sauvignon
added in, receives a hefty two-year élevage in new oak barrels.
產區：智利 Colchagua Valley
全名：Viu Manent Carmenere Reserva
Wine Advocate 90 points
Its aromatics are slightly more flamboyant and it offers greater deph of flavor. The finish is exceptionally long for a wine in this price category. It is a fantastic value.
Fruit was destemmed and crushed before being inoculated with selected yeasts. During fermentation the must was pumped over twice daily with temperatures peaking at between 28 and 30 C. After 10 days of total maceration time the wine was drained off and run to stainless steel tanks where it underwent natural malolactic fermentation. Following this the wine was barrel aged before being racked to tank, bottled with minimal filtration.