Wiken Magazine is a kind of guide for the weekend for Chile – and wiken is the chilean pronounce for weekend, funny uh? It is published every Friday and distributed along with El Mercurio newspaper. It features cultural and gastronomic articles, interviews and reviews.
Patricio Tapia, who is also the publisher and tasting guy behind Descorchados (more about Descorchados here and here), is the wine reviewer for Wiken, and today he wrote an interesting article about the newcomers to the Chilean wine scene.
He states about Tunquen:
This is one of the newest projects in the Casablanca Valley. The first harvest was in 2011 and two Brazilians, Angela Mochi and Marcos Attilio, related to the Chilean wine imports in Brazil and now dedicated to making wines in local soil. They purchases all its grapes from Casablanca, but planning to plant a field in the same valley. At the moment, producing only a few thousand three hundred boxes of twelve bottles.
Featured Wine: Tunquen Cabernet Franc 2011
A realistic painting of cabernet franc planted in cold weather, this red wine is full of herbal notes and a crisp, refreshing acidity. The texture is soft, it moves through the mouth like a sour cherry jam without harshness. If you were looking for a red wine for grilled tuna, you just found it.
If you want to ready the full article click here (in spanish)