Gran Reserva Blend


Tasting Notes:
This is an intense, complex wine with aromas of roses, cherries, berries and fig. In the mouth it has a very good structure, with firm tannins, fresh black fruit, and a smoky, spicy character. A great match red meats, lamb chop, strong and mature cheese.


Vineyards:
The grapes come from our estate vineyards in Villa Alegre, 285 km south of Santiago in the Maule Valley. The soils are derived from volcanic ash and consist of sandy to sandy-loam earth. The vineyards are flat and receive an excellent exposure to sunlight. The yields are carefully controlled so as to produce concentrated and elegant wines.


Vinification process:
The Syrah grapes were harvested by hand at the end of April while the Cabernet sauvignon grapes were harvested five days before. In order to extract color and aromas the must underwent skin contact at low temperatures prior to alcoholic fermentation during five days. The must is then fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures ranging between 26 to 28C (79-84F) during a ten days period. The wine is then left to macerate for twenty additional days in order to extract tannin and then placed in oak barrels eighteen months, 70% French oak and 30% American oak. At the end the wine is bottled without filtering to maintain its extraordinary qualities.

Main aromas and flavors:
Roses, cherries, berries and fig


Grape:
Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah


Aging process:
The wine is aged about 18 months in new French oak barrels and American oak barrels


Alcohol Contents:
13,5% vol.


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