For over two decades, Mauro von Siebenthal, a Swiss lawyer and wine aficionado, had a dream. In 1998, with the financial support of four friends, Viña von Siebenthal finally became a reality. Viña von Siebenthal’s harmonious philosophy has produced an extremely elegant wine which eloquently expresses the extraordinary characteristic of the Valle de Aconcagua terroir.
Viña von Siebenthal are producing top quality wines with Bordeaux blend grapes; giving Chile a much higher profile in the wine world. The Carmenère grape, a variety originally from Bordeaux, has survived miraculously for more than a century in Chile where for many years it was confused with Merlot.
In Aconcagua Valley it thrives and attains its maximum organoleptic expression benefitting from long autumn months with no rain or hail. In Panquehue, 15 years ago, Von Siebenthal planted Carmenère on the granitic soil of the slopes of Orocoipo hill. This organically grown Gran Reserva embodies a high degree of complexity and delicacy: it’s the wine that Bacchus would carry in his satchel.
This single vineyard Carmenère (with a tiny touch of Cabernet Sauvignon) is an intense and complex wine with aromas of red plums, blackberries and black cherries intermingled with notes of cedar, tobacco and roasted hazelnuts. A deliciously ripe, concentrated and full-bodied wine packed with plums, black and red currants, and cherries is balanced spicy paprika. Velvety tannins from deft oaking and a long, slightly smokey finish complete the package.