Wine Clos Quebrada De Macul, Alba de Domus Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Wine a brilliant dark red color.
The wine has a fresh and lively taste with a lovely texture and shimmering notes of fruit. Sredneteloe, elegant, without excessive weight and density. Abundant tannins tough enough, but over time will soften. A good balance of alcohol and acidity, giving cherry notes in the aftertaste.
The wine has a ripe aroma with notes of black currant, plum, cherry and licorice, with well integrated notes of balsam, chocolate and orange jam, typical of the Domus Aurea.
The wine goes well with a variety of dishes from red meat, especially lamb, beef, wild boar and ostrich.
Alba de Domus - this is the second wine Clos Quebrada De Macul after the Domus Aurea .
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.
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.
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. "
Another co-owner of Clos Quebrada De Macul, David Williams, says of the wine sector: "We originally did not set the task of making wine in Bordeaux or California style. We just give the blame to fully show what the Chilean equivalent of the Grand Cru ..." .
Label Alba de Domus made famous Chilean artist Benjamin Lira. Additional awards and ratings:
- Wine Alba Domus de 2002 received a rating of 91 points according to Descorchados 2007;
- Alba Domus de 2002 Vinbladet evaluated in 88 points;
- Domus de Alba-2000 awarded assessment "2 glasses" from Guia de Vinos de Chile 2004;
- De Alba Domus in 1999 was rated 88 points by Descorchados de Patricio Tapia 2003 and a score of 3 glasses (excellent) from Guia de Vinos de Chile.
Wine is subject to pre-decantation.