2017 Neyen Espiritu De Apalta
2017 Neyen Espiritu De Apalta Deeply rooted in origin, Neyen is a 2017 blend that truly reflects the centenary vines and unique soils of Apalta. A blend of Carménère and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 14 months in French oak. Complex aromas of raspberry and blackcurrant mix with notes of vanilla and subtle pepper, cedar and leather. The palate is fresh and elegant, with smooth tannins and a persistent finish. A wine to be mediated on its own. Also perfect with rich dishes such as beef and game.
Rich in history, the Cabernet Sauvignon vines were first planted in 1889, moving on to include Carmenere in 1936. These original, own-rooted pre-phylloxera vines from France continue to produce high quality fruit year after year.
Owing to age and a deep root system, our vineyards require minimal intervention. Granitic, volcanic soils from the mountains, along with river’s clay loam soils, allow for natural drainage. These particular conditions, together with a semi-arid Mediterranean climate, result in a slow ripening of the grapes, achieving balance and elegance.
In pursuit of Neyen’s most faithful terroir expression, the use of organic practices leads to healthy soils and pure fruit. We work in tune with our estate’s rich biodiversity, helping to maintain a balanced eco system.