Juli Proprietary Red Blend

VITICULTURE

Variety: 45% Syrah, 30%Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Grenache Noir.

Appellation: Marchigue, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Single vineyard: Yes

Age of vines: 15 years

Trellising system: Vertical shoot positioning

Pruning: Cordon

Irrigation: Drip

Soil type: Clay and lime mixed with decomposed yellow granite.

VINIFICATION

Harvest method: Hand in 13 Kg boxes

Fruit selection: Single berries after de-stemming.

Crushing: Yes

Cold Soaking: Yes

Yeast: Actiflor B

Alcoholic Fermentation: Stainless steel tank, concrete eggs and French oak barrels.

BOTTLING

Stabilization: No

Fining: No

Filtration: No

AGING

Aging Syrah step 1: Half for 12 months in French oak barrels and half for 6 months in concrete tanks and then 6 months in concrete eggs.

Aging Malbec step 1: 6 months in concrete tanks and 12 months in French oak barrels.

Aging Cabernet Sauvignon step 1: 12 months in French oak barrels.

Aging Grenache Noir step 1: 12 months in French oak barrels.

Aging All step 2: 12 months in stainless steel tanks

Stopper: DIAM 5 – No TCA

Total production: 150 cases

ANALYSIS

Alcohol: 14.6%

Residual sugar: 2.01 g/l

Total acidity: 5.80 g/l

pH: 3.55

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS

Juli is a wine-growing project started in 2017 by master winemaker Sven Bruchfeld and Rafael Craveiro.  After tasting multiple lots of several grapes from different parts of the vineyard, Rafael and Sven decided to buy some barrels and have Sven vinify and age this unique proprietary red blend for him. Each variety was vinified and aged separately, then blended before spending one year in stainless steel before being bottled. The result is a harmoniously layered wine that is powerful and complex now but will age gracefully for 10 years or more.

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