Primus & Neyen Wine
SKU code: 8501-4181
Perfect for Chilean Wine Lovers.
A fine selection of New World Chilean Wines from wineries Primus and Neyen, specially curated for American Express Card Members.
Primus seeks to create a wine’s finest expression by using only the most outstanding grapes from its vineyards. Located in renowned areas of Apalta, Colchagua Valley and Maipo Valley, each of Primus’s appellations have a distinct signature that allows them to produce wines of excellence. Primus comes from handpicked grapes in organically farmed vineyards. Fermentation takes place exclusively in open tanks with native yeasts, maximizing each variety’s potential. This is complemented by aging in different containers — foudres and French oak barrels — which complete the wine’s evolution and transform their valleys’ best fruit into expressive wines with great elegance, balance and freshness. A perfect accompaniment to an array of gastronomic styles.
The Spirit Was Born At The Very Moment That Two Worlds United, Back In 1889. Cabernet Sauvignon vines were brought straight from France, bonding to Apalta’s unique soils. And in 1936, when Carmenere vines took root, the spirit grew stronger, filling the air with an inexplicable energy. As the vines evolved, establishing a direct communication with the soil, each vintage became more expressive of Apalta’s terroir, and the soil`s energy more became even more profound. Those who wandered through the vineyards could feel it, though they couldn’t quite explain it. And so the locals began to simply call it Neyen, the Spirit of Apalta.
Neyen is the projection of people and place. It knows the ways of the land, letting origin reign. After more than 100 years of humbling experience, passed down from generation to generation, our wines have become a true reflection of the spirit of Apalta. Neyen is more than just a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere. It’s a coming-together of the new and old worlds; a powerful and vibrant interpretation of the estate.
About This Chilean Wine Bundle
Comes in a set of 3, with each of the following wines:
The vineyard is perfectly adapted to the estate, located in the old terraces of the Tinguiririca River, where the Andes Mountains and Coastal Range untied in a half-moon formation that protects the 130 year old vines. Grapes are harvested at first light and the fruit carefully double sorted and destemmed. The fruit is then gravity fed into 5000L tanks, where they are fermented with native yeasts. The wine is then racked off to 225L French oak barrels, where the wine is aged for 14 months. After this period, the wine is finished in 3000L foudres for 6 months in order to achieve a perfect integration.
Aroma: Complex aroms of raspberry and blackcurrent mix with notes of vanilla and subtle pepper, cedar and leather.
Palate: Fresh and elegant, with smooth tannins and a persistent finish.
Varietal: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Carménère
Apalta, olchagua Valley, Chile | 13% ABV | 750ml
The Primus vineyards are located on the third alluvial terrace of the Alto Maipo, at the foot of the Andes Mountains. The grapes are hand-picked, double sorted, fermented in open top tanks with native yeasts, and left on the skins after fermentation to gain structure and depth. The best lots of the vintage are selected, blended and aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.
Aroma: Lively aromas of blackberry, blueberry and dried cherry intertwine with vanilla and cedar notes.
Palate: A smooth silky texture with fine tannins and balance, providing a beautiful and lingering finish.
Maipo Valley, Chile | 14% ABV | 750ml
An exceptional harvest in Colchagua, with very good ripening curves given by a rainy winter and a summer of moderate temperatures. The optimal condition of the grapes at picking time delivered wines of great concentration and elegance, with very good balance of acidity and tannins. Organic farming has allowed for true expression of the fruit from this specific area of Apalta, delivering a unique and elegant Carménère.
Aroma: Red fruit aromas, with cedar and boldo notes.
Palate: Fresh and fruity, with flavours of cherry and hints of pepper and rosemary. Silky with velvety tannins and great mouthfeel.
Colchagua Valley, Chile | 14% ABV | 750ml
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