Perez Cruz Ligual Maipo Alto 2012


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Country - Chile

Region - Maipo Valley

Grape Varieties - Syrah 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Carmenère 30%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Viña Perez Cruz

Tasting notes - Complex aromas of pure blackcurrants, pepper, cedar and choclate combine with a subtle hint of toasted oak. This is a powerful, rich, wine, with a good concentration of ripe fruits and a long, lingering finish.An elegant wine with great richness and concentration showing lovely purity of blackcurrant fruit with some herbal tones of rosemary and sage. Complex aromas of pure blackcurrants, pepper, cedar and choclate combine with a subtle hint of toasted oak. This is a powerful, rich, wine, with a good concentration of ripe fruits and a long, lingering finish.

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An elegant wine with great richness and concentration
showing lovely purity of blackcurrant fruit with some
herbal tones of rosemary and sage.
Producer Note
Perez Cruz is a family owned boutique winery located in the Alto Maipo. Their estate
covers 250 hectres of vines planted in one of the most sought after areas for growing
premium Cabernet Sauvignon. This red wine specialist also produces small parcels of
Syrah, Cot (Malbec), Carmenère and Petit Verdot. From the first vintage in 2002,
President Andres Perez Cruz has seen the estate's speciality red wine amass an
impressive array of awards and gold medals. Their eco-friendly winery was built by
award winning architect Jose Cruz Ovalle, to fulfil the technical objective of fine wine
production. Its wooden roof and natural light allow thermal isolation and free air flow
circulation, making it one of the most unique wineries in the world.
Vineyard
The Liguai Estate is located in the Maipo Andes sub-region and is nestled against the
mountain foothills at between 1450 and 1700 feet elevation. Trained on Double
Guyot systems with drip irrigation, the vines yield 5.7 tonnes per acre. The rocky soils
are of both alluvial and colluvial origins. The cooling influences of the mountain air,
along with the Pacific Ocean breezes ensure a long ripening season. Harvested by
hand, the grapes are picked once they have reached the perfect ripeness of
tannins and flavours.
Winemaking
The grapes were handpicked from the best parcels during the last week of April,
once they had reached the desired levels of maturity. Small lots of grapes were
separated to retain the unique characteristics of each parcel and fed by gravity into
the stainless steel tanks. They were gently crushed and cold macerated for four days
at a temperature of 10°C. In order to manage a careful extraction, a soft pump was
used to ensure smooth tannins during the fermentation. The total maceration period
was 30 days. The wine underwent a malolactic fermentation and was then aged for
16 months in French oak barrels of which 50% were new and 50% second use.
Tasting Note
Complex aromas of pure blackcurrants, pepper, cedar and choclate combine with
a subtle hint of toasted oak. This is a powerful, rich, wine, with a good concentration
of ripe fruits and a long, lingering finish.
Serving Suggestion
A great match with roasted red meats and mature hard cheeses.
Grape
Syrah 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Carmenère 30%

Perez Cruz
5815512A
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Data sheet

Vintage
2012
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Perez Cruz Ligual Maipo Alto 2012

Country - Chile

Region - Maipo Valley

Grape Varieties - Syrah 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Carmenère 30%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Viña Perez Cruz

Tasting notes - Complex aromas of pure blackcurrants, pepper, cedar and choclate combine with a subtle hint of toasted oak. This is a powerful, rich, wine, with a good concentration of ripe fruits and a long, lingering finish.An elegant wine with great richness and concentration showing lovely purity of blackcurrant fruit with some herbal tones of rosemary and sage. Complex aromas of pure blackcurrants, pepper, cedar and choclate combine with a subtle hint of toasted oak. This is a powerful, rich, wine, with a good concentration of ripe fruits and a long, lingering finish.

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