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Rhu

Viñedos de Alcohuaz

Rhu Bottle
Appellation
Elqui Valley
Variety
Syrah, Garnacha, Petite Syrah
Age of Vines
9-14
Farming
Practicing organic and biodynamic
Soil
Sand, decomposed granite
Altitude
1700-2200 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, natural yeast fermentation in stone lagars, crushed by foot
Aging
24 months in Stockinger foudres

Overview

Rhu is a portal to the spiritual realm which may sound odd if it wasn’t for the fact that this part of the Elqui Valley is quite popular with new-age adherents not only for the quality of the stargazing but a belief that the valley is a magical place. Looking at the photos it is not hard to believe that Alcohuaz is indeed quite magical even more so when you try the wines! Rhu is the flagship wine of the property and features Syrah (about 3/4 the blend) with the remainder being selected from the other grape varieties planted on the property – usually Garnacha and Petite Syrah.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2014 Rhu

Source: WA

93

2013 Rhu

Source: WA

93

2012 Rhu

Source: WA

93

2011 Rhu

Source: WA

Elqui Valley, Chile
  • Location
    Elqui Valley, Chile
  • Appellation
    Elqui Valley
  • Proprietor
    Alvaro & Patricio Flaño
  • Winemaker
    Marcelo Retamal
  • Size / Elevation
    20 hectares / 1720-2206 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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