Random 2018, Polkura, Colchagua Valley
Deep purple colour. Spiced notes like anis stand out on the nose, followed by aromas of red fruit. It’s a happy wine, with medium body but good texture. Very good balance between the fruit and acidity on the palate. It’s a pretty complex wine in its staying power and medium finish.
Founded by friends Sven Bruchfield & Gonzalo Munoz in 2002 after they had both travelled widely around Europe studying winemaking, intending to establish their property. A glass of Syrah with some lamb in a café in Narbonne proved to be the inspiration for Polkura, recognised now as one of the pre-eminent producers of the variety in Chile. At 12ha Polkura is by far the largest winery in MOVI.
Varietal Composition : 45% Syrah, 30% Malbec, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Grenache, 2% Tempranillo, 2% Petit Verdot. Appellation of Origin : Marchigüe Area, Colchagua Valley, Chile Trellising system : Vertical shoot positioning Pruning : Cordon Irrigation : Drip Soil type : Decomposed granite and clay. Harvest date : Second and third weeks of March Harvest method : Handpicked Transport : 13 kg boxes Fruit selection : Bunches in elevator, and grapes after destemming Crushing : Yes Cold soaking (8-11°C): 3 days Yeast : Actiflor B Yeast nutrients : Go-Ferm, Superfood, DAP Fermentation temperature : Days 1–3: 27–29ºC Days 3–end: 26–28ºC Alcoholic fermentation : 7–10 days Pump-overs : Days 1–3: twice daily with lots of extraction Days 3–end: twice daily, determined by tasting No pump-overs in post fermentation Total skin contact : 30 days Malolactic fermentation : 100% in stainless steel.