Vinedo Chadwick 2020


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“The 2020 Viñedo Chadwick fermented in stainless steel and concrete or troncoconic vats, and this year more of the wine matured in Stockinger foudre—more than 25% of the volume—for 22 months. They did a softer extraction to compensate for the warmer year, and the moderate alcohol helped to keep the oak extraction to a minimum; as a result, the wine comes through as very harmonious and elegant. It has good ripeness and an absence of herbal and minty aromas; the wine from older vines behaves better—the grapes ripen and the alcohol (with good management of the irrigation) with moderate yields produce this unique Cabernet. The palate is round and velvety, keeping very good freshness and a texture and mouthfeel that does not reflect a warmer year at all. This is delicate and juicy with very good intensity of fruit and no room for sweetness or over-ripeness. A triumph over the natural conditions of the year. 10,000 bottles produced. It was bottled the 1st of February 2022. Drink: 2023-2030. 97 points

The spring of 2020 was very warm in Maipo, warmer than in Aconcagua, and the key was availability of water for the plants early on. February and March were moderate and April was extremely warm, one of the warmest on record, but they started harvesting on the 12th of March and finished before April. Yields were good, so they managed to keep the alcohol at a very moderate 13%.”

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (262)