This wine shows how Bordeaux’s traditional grape varieties are beautifully suited to certain sites in South America. The grapes for this wine are grown in the Colchagua valley (they are about 90% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon depending on the vintage).
Before fermentation hand-harvested grapes are soaked in cool temperature-controlled vessels to extract aroma and flavour precursors as well as pigment into the wine. The fermentation is slow at a fairly low temperature in order to allow the complexity of aromas from fruit to develop. After fermentation the wine matures for 18 months in French oak (33% new) before resting for a further 8 months at the winery before release.
It is a ripe, and elegant, wine that shows the black cherry, blueberry and a hint of blackcurrant on the nose and the palate with delicious and tantalising roast coffee, vanilla, and leather aromas from the ageing in barrel and bottle. A fine wine.
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