Awning is produced by the large, impressive and expansive Chilean estate, Vi?a Ventisquero, in the Colchagua Valley region. This stunning operation was founded in 1996 by billionaire agribusiness magnate, Gonzalo Vial. Gonzalo grew up in a farming culture, as his family raised chickens and grew grapes. His business savvy took the family company to great heights, and he now enjoys making exceptional wine alongside his other passion, raising thoroughbreds.
Completely family owned, Awning only makes wine from its estate vineyards. The property is sustainably farmed in accordance with Chile's strict requirements.
Felipe Tosso has been winemaker here since the first vintage was released in 2000. Felipe's remarkable resume includes making wine on three continents, with experience in Spain, France, Italy and the United States. He was awarded Winemaker of the Year in Chile in 2012.
With this impressive background, one expects the wine to be exemplary, and it certainly is. Because there is no threat of rain or hail during harvest, the grapes are allowed to soak up the sun's rays at their leisure, while feasting on the nutrient-rich soil.
The result is a monumental offering, with dense, dark color signaling the depth and breadth of the wine to follow. The nose is an engaging amalgam of ripe red fruits and berries leading to a walloping finish that seems to never end.
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