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Wine Clos Quebrada De Macul, "Penalolen" Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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WE 88
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Tasting Notes


Wine of deep ruby ​​red color with a purple hue.


A complex wine with well-concentrated, round, silky and full of fruit flavors, in which there are tones of currant, blackberry, cherry, shades of olive, bell peppers, asparagus, spices, ginger, vanilla and oak, well-balanced tannins. Lingering aftertaste.


The distinctive aroma of the wine combines tones of plum, blackberry, cherry, currant, cedar with notes of herbs and light shades of burnt oak and cigars.


The wine goes well with a variety of dishes from red meat, especially lamb, beef, venison, wild boar and ostrich.

Interesting Facts

To create a wine "Penalolen" Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are harvested by hand. For 7 days at a temperature of 27-29 ° C berries undergo alcoholic fermentation. During this week, the wort is stirred up to 3-6 times a day. Then the maceration lasting 25-28 days. Extract of wine made in the French one and two year oak barrels for 16-19 months, from time to time wine tasted. The wine was decanted in the first year of exposure, while it is subjected to light mikrooksidatsii, repeated every three months. Second year contact with oxygen be avoided. Last wine tasting is done directly before bottling. Label for "Penalolen" made ​​famous by the Chilean artist Benjamin Lira.

Awards and ratings "Penalolen":
- Vintage 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" in 2002 was awarded the assessment "4 star" according to the Vineyards, Wineries & Wines of South America in 2006 (guide to the wines of South America);
- Wine 1999 awarded assessment "2 glasses" from Guia de Vinos de Chile in 2004.

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. "


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