Deep, brooding, inky purple in colour with a developed, aromatic nose dominated by ripe black fruits and smoky oak. The palate is full bodied and concentrated, dripping with spicy blackberry fruit and a fair wedge of toasty vanilla oak, finishing soft, supple and rounded.
Background: Huge investment has gone into planting the Ninquén Hill and producing the eponymous Antu Ninquén wines. This site was the first ever Chilean hilltop vineyard, planted in the Colchagua Valley in 1998, and it produces complex, super premium wines in very limited quantities. Yields are kept low, and vigorous hand picking and selection ensures the quality and concentration of the final product. Since 1999, the world renowned winemaker, Paul Hobbs from the USA has consulted on this project. El Presidente and Winemaker, Hernan Gras, believes that the unique terroir and aspect of the mountain are reflected in the wines.