Wine Clos Quebrada De Macul, "Alba de Domus" Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009
Wine a brilliant dark red color.
The wine has a complex, rounded, silky taste with lots of fruit notes, nuances of wild berries, blackberries and black currants, which emphasize the refined nuances of menthol. The finish is long, strong.
The wine has a ripe aroma with notes of black currant, plum, cherry and licorice, with well integrated notes of balsam, chocolate and orange marmalade.
The wine goes well with red meat, especially lamb, beef, wild boar and ostrich.
"Alba de Domus" - this is the second wine farm Clos Quebrada De Macul after the "Domus Aurea" . Wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon grown on a single vineyard, which is located in an almost desert on a slope, on a gravel soil, in the foothills of the Andes. Summer in the region is not too hot and the humidity - relatively high. Night temperatures, usually low enough for the descending cold air from the Andes, and the day the temperature can 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.
Vinification "de Alba Domus" is held in the estate - the local winery is able to give about 300 000 liters. The label made famous Chilean artist Benjamin Lira. Wine is subject to pre-decantation.
Additional awards and ratings:
• Vintage 2002 - 91 points, Descorchados de Patricio Tapia, 2007;
• Vintage 2002 - 88 points, Vinbladet;
• Vintage 2000 - 2 glasses, Guia de Vinos de Chile, 2004;
• Vintage 1999 - 88 points, Descorchados de Patricio Tapia, 2003;
• Vintage 1999 - 3 glasses, Guia de Vinos de Chile, 2003.
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 ...".