Odfjell, Aliara, Cauquenes, Lontué Valley, Maule Valley , Chile

Odfjell Aliara

Per bottle £31.99

Quick Facts

  • Brand Aliara
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • ABV 14.5%
  • Organic Yes
  • Biodynamic Yes
  • Vintage 2012
  • Country Chile
  • Country Region Central Valley
  • Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
    Malbec
    Syrah
    Carignan
  • Closure Cork

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Intro to Odfjell Aliara –

Odfjell Aliara is a blend of grape varieties that produce an intense yet elegant wine with aromas of hazelnuts and dried fruits with a rich complex flavour of dark fruit and coffee that linger.

Full tasting note and wine making –

Odfjell Aliara has a concentrated deep violet colour and the nose is attractive and intense with a range of aromas from the different varieties in the blend, including dry fruit aromas such as hazelnuts, dates and dried figs, floral notes of jasmine and roses and, finally, hints of chocolate. On the palate it is sophisticated and intense with juicy dried fruits with notes of chocolate, coffee and tobacco leaves. The finish is long with ripe and velvety tannins.

The grapes come from quality vineyards and vines aged twenty to eighty years old from Cauquenes, the Lontué Valley, the Maule Valley and the Colchagua Valley. There is selective pruning thorughout the growing season with elimination of shoots during spring, removal of interior leaves after set and three selections of the best grape clusters, the first after set, the second on veraison and the last one before harvest. The grapes were hand-picked.

It is a blend of Carignan, Malbec, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon and they are hand-picked and put into 15 kg trays and 400kg bins. The bunches are destemmed and the whole berries had five to six days of cold maceration at 14°C prior to fermentation followed by fifteen days of maceration at 25ºC after fermentation. Selected yeasts were used during the fermentation which took place in small tanks from 1,000 Lts (T bins) to 10,000 Lts.  Malolactic fermentation was allowed to take place spontaneously in barrels to soften the acidity. Aging takes place in 100% new  oak French oak barrels for 18 months.

The producer –

Over twenty five years ago, Dan Odfjell the Norwegian Armador (ship owner) fell in love with a small corner of the Maipo Valley. Serendipity would later show that he had found land in Chile’s premium red wine producing valley, where vitis vinifera has been cultivated for 400 years. While most of the other top producers in Chile are working with relatively young vines, Odfjell have forged an unique reputation based on rediscovering the forgotten wealth of Chile’s winemaking past. At the time this was considered a very eccentric move but now the interest in these old sites has grown exponentially, in no small part thanks to Odfjell. Crafting wines that fully maximise the great potential of the region, this year having joined the new association of Vignadores de Carignan, Odfjell are committed to sustainable agriculture and green winemaking practices, the vineyards are all cultivated organically and biodynamically and are working towards certification.

Drink with –

Odfjell Aliara is great with meats with sauces, chocolate desserts (cakes, mousse) and dark chocolate.

Flagship Wines uses a reliable carrier with a robust national delivery network providing a speedy convenient service to UK mainland addresses.

Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.

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If you wish to collect your order from Flagship Wines shop at 417 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP please click on this option at checkout. There is no charge for this service.

Delivery Charges

Delivery in St Albans is FREE for orders over £85, for orders less than £85 the charge is £5.

Postal delivery of tasting tickets and vouchers is also FREE if this option is chosen.

Our standard national delivery charge is £10 and is FREE for all orders over £250. The standard delivery is next day for all orders placed by 12noon and the following day for all orders received later than that.

Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery

Please leave clear instructions in the special instructions section on the checkout page so the wine can be left in a safe place to suit you. As our delivery service requires a signature then if your wine is not signed for it is left at your risk and losses are not replaceable. If instructions are not left a card will be put through your door asking you to contact the carrier to arrange re-delivery or collection within 2 days.

Special Instructions

Please also provide directions in the special instructions box at the checkout to the delivery address if it is hard to find.

Non UK Mainland addresses

For charges applicable for delivery to remote addresses such as the Scottish Highlands and Islands please note that different charges apply and these are clearly shown at checkout. The charges are per case of 12 x 75cl bottles and the delivery time will be a little longer due to the location.

The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:

AB 30, 33-38, 41-45, 51-56, DD 8-9, FK 19-21, IV 1-18, 30-37, 40, 41-49, 51 -56, 63, KA 15-17, 27-28, KW15-17, PA 20-49, 60-78, PH 15-26, 30-44, 49, 50, HS 1-9, ZE 1-3

If you would like to arrange delivery to any addresses that are not covered here please contact us on 01727 865309 or by email to sales@flagshipwines.co.uk and we will ascertain the correct charges for you.

Out of Stock

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