Juli Proprietary Red Blend
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
Soil type: Clay and lime mixed with decomposed yellow granite.
Harvest method: Hand in 13 Kg boxes
Fruit selection: Single berries after de-stemming.
Cold Soaking: Yes
Yeast: Actiflor B
Alcoholic Fermentation: Stainless steel tank, concrete eggs and French oak barrels.
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
Residual sugar: 2.01 g/l
Total acidity: 5.80 g/l
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.