El Incidente: Our First Edition Carmenere Icon WineApril 2010
“El Incidente” (The Incident) gave rise to our icon Carmenere in memory of José Miguel Viu’s now-lengendary hot-air balloon ride with friends over his vineyards in Colchagua. Unfortunately the adventure ended abruptly when the balloon fell into the Santa Cruz town. The Incident is graphically portrayed and explained on the label.
7:15 PM, April 8, 2006, Viña Viu Manent, Colchagua Valley, Chile…
…The beautiful view of the vineyards from the calm stillness of the air was breathtaking, and even The Incident was worth it just for the experience.
The first vintage of El Incidente is 2007. The wine is based on Carmenere (approximately 85%), with a bit of Petit Verdot and Malbec included in the blend for complexity and greater freshness on the palate.
This is a Premium wine that has all the spicy characteristics of Carmenere, such as notes of berries, coffee mock and spices. It was aged in French oak barrels for 21 months and bottled on March 31, 2009.