“El Incidente” is named after the now-legendary balloon flight I took with some friends over our Colchagua vineyards. The trip ended unexpectedly when we landed in the middle of an open air market in the town of Santa Cruz.” – José Miguel Viu
An historic Chilean family run vineyard & winery. Miguel Viu Manent worked as a wine merchant alongside his father and brother since the 1930s before venturing out on his own. In 1965 Miguel purchased this already historic vineyard, and his family still maintains control to this day, a rare thing in Chile. One of the best sites in the region, with pre-phylloxera vines from France.
Grape: Carménère 90%, Malbec 8%, Petit Verdot 2%
Region: Valle de Colchagua, Chile
Farming: Certified Sustainable, sourced from the premier sites in their estate property - Carmenère / La Capilla Vineyard (planted in 1994), Malbec / San Carlos Vineyard (100+ years old), Petit Verdot / El Olivar Vineyard
Winery: Selected & destremmed plus 2nd selection to remove any and all leaves, fermented in small stainless, 4 pumpovers daily, macerated on skins 20 days, racked to oak barrel for malo - 85% aged in 40% new French oak / 15% in concrete egg - for 19 months, unfiltered