About This Wine
We refer to bottlings such as “Anka Pargua II” as “kitchen sink wines.”
And we mean that in a good way. It’s a reference to the old expression, “everything but the kitchen sink.” In this case, that means that six different varieties were used to craft a very tasty cuvee.
Three varieties — Cabernet Franc (30%), Cabernet Sauvignon (27%) and Merlot (24%) — form the core of the blend. To lend even more layers of aromas and flavors, smaller portions of Syrah (11%), Petit Verdot (6%) and Chile’s signature red variety, Carmenere (2%), were added. All of the grapes were grown in vineyards overseen by vintner Jean Pascal Lacaze.
It’s a pretty wine in a very pretty package. The label artwork was created by renowned Chilean artist Benjamin Lira, who took his inspiration from the word “pargua,” which means “full moon” in the Mapuche language. Like the artwork, “Anka Pargua II” is vibrant, expressive and harmonious.
About Red Blend
- Grape Composition:30% Cabernet Franc, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon & 43% Other Varieties (See Story)
- Grape Source:Chile’s Maipo Valley
- Aromas & Flavors:Assorted Wild Berries, Dried Fruit & Sweet Spice
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing SuggestionMoroccan fare, or spicy sausages.
Toasty and solid on the nose, with hints of mineral, dark spice, black olive and cassis. It’s structured but a little rich and sticky, with sweet berry and cassis flavors along with brown sugar on the finish. A blend of six grapes that’s easygoing and generous. Drink now through 2013.