Wine Clos Quebrada De Macul, "Penalolen" Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009
Wine of deep ruby red color with purple hues.
A complex wine with concentrated and full of flavor, in which there are fruit tones and well-integrated tannins.
The wine has a scent with notes of plum and blackberry, complemented by hints of herbs and toasted oak.
The wine goes well with a variety of dishes from red meat, especially beef, venison steak.
Awards and ratings:
- "Penalolen" Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 entered the top ten of the best wines from Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 version Descorchados de Patricio Tapia (guide Chilean wines) and was awarded 89 points in the evaluation;
- 2000 vintage was awarded 87 points in the evaluation of Descorchados de Patricio Tapia 2004;
- "Penalolen" Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 was awarded 4 stars by the evaluation version of Vineyards, Wineries & Wines of South America in 2006 (guide to the wines of South America);
- Vintage 1999 awarded the assessment "2 glasses" from Guia de Vinos de Chile in 2004.
Wine is subject to pre-decantation.
Agriculture Clos Quebrada de Macul was founded relatively recently - in 1995. The founders of the winery began Ricardo Peña, who inherited the estate, as well as David Williams and his brother Jorge. A little later they were joined by 2 oenologist - Jean-Pascal Lacaze and Patrick Valette. Before the estate passed into the possession of Ricardo Peña, the entire harvest of grapes sold to other wineries.
Wine Clos Quebrada De Macul produced from crop derived from a single vineyard, which is located in an almost desert area on a slope with gravel soil in the foothills of the Andes. Summer in the region is not too hot and the humidity - relatively high. At night, the air temperature is usually quite low because of the descending from the Andes cold air, and the day may rise above 20 ° C. These temperature changes are very beneficial effect on the maturation of the grapes. Usually harvest the farm Clos Quebrada de Macul begin in mid-April to the end of the month. Going grapes at dawn. Wine vinified at the estate - the local winery is able to produce about 300,000 liters.
When winemaker Jean-Pascal Lacaze ask why wine Clos Quebrada de Macul obtained so special, he invariably replied that reasons for that "old vines growing on the slopes, located in a great location, very low yields, wine-making philosophy of" non-interference "and, most importantly , the desire to achieve extremely high quality. "