Wine "Escudo Rojo", 2009, gift box
The wine has a deep ruby red color.
Powerful, buttery flavor of wine is revealed beginning notes of raspberries and blackberries, continuing shades of black fruits and spices. A long, expressive finish combines the elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon and the roundness and strength Carmenere and Syrah.
The aroma of wine can be traced notes of cherries, cassis and blackberry, complemented by notes of spice, licorice and smoked.
The wine goes well with duck fillet, braised lamb shoulder blade and various cheeses.
Wine "Escudo Rojo" is made from grapes of the best vineyards of the Central Valley of Chile: Maipo Valley is an exceptional terroir for grape varieties Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere variety is grown on the best lands Rapel Valley. Wine under the brand name "Escudo Rojo" produced since 1999. Family coat of arms of the family Rothschild - a "Red Shield", which translated into Spanish sounds like "Escudo Rojo". Flamboyant style wines "Escudo Rojo" indicates their origin and vivid nature of Chilean wines.
Grapes for wine "Escudo Rojo" hand picked and immediately sent to the winery. Next, the careful sorting of berries, destemming and crushing. Vinification is held in Bordeaux-style, at a controlled temperature. The wine is aged partly in annual oak barrels for 6-8 months, then quickly bottled, preserving its freshness and flavor.
In 2009, the winter was rainy, and the spring is warm enough, resulting in flowering was rapid and uniform. Strong summer heat and warm autumn accelerated ripening and harvest was two weeks earlier than usual. Millezim 2009 ranked among the best in the last 10 years.
In September 1997, the company Philippe de Rothschild SA, through its subsidiary Baron Phillippe de Rothschild Maipo Chile, began production of two Chilean varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The range of wines was supplemented next year with two new wines: Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. In the future, the winery has developed, increasing volumes and expanding production. Currently, the production of wine used for about 30% of its own grapes, and the rest is purchased from winegrowers with whom the company has entered into an exclusive agreement. Entirely from grapes from its own vineyards wine farms produce line Escudo Rojo, a more simple, such as Mapu and Mapu Reserva, - purchased from other farms.