Viña Perez Cruz Limited Edition Maipo Alto Carmenère 2020

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Viña Perez Cruz Limited Edition Maipo Alto Carmenère 2020

Country - Chile

Grape Varieties - Carmenère 91%, Cabernet Sauvignon 9%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Viña Perez Cruz

Tasting notes - An opulent wine with vibrant notes of ripe black fruits layered with hints of nut, spice, mocha and fine herbal notes that are characteristic of Maipo Alto. Elegant and complex on the palate with supple tannins and a savoury finish.

Viña Perez Cruz Limited Edition Maipo Alto Carmenère 2020

An opulent and spectacularly perfumed wine with minted
notes of blackberry and blackcurrant and a hint of
mocha. Exotic and delicious.
Producer Note
Perez Cruz is a family owned boutique winery located in the Alto Maipo. Their estate
covers 250 hectares 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. They also produce an elegant coolclimate Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca. From the first vintage in 2002, 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.
Vintage
Frost, drought, summer heatwaves and the Covid pandemic all provided challenges
for Chile's winemakers in 2020. The warm, dry winter was followed by frost in early
October which significantly reduced yields. Fortunately, the temperatures warmed up
and the season was hot and dry, resulting in a short and early harvest, yielding
concentrated grapes full of flavour.
Vineyard
The grapes are sourced from low yielding vines from the Liguai Estate. Located in the
Maipo Valley’s 'Maipo-Andes' subregion, the vineyard is situated in the mountain
foothills between 440 and 520 metres' elevation. The double Guyot trained vines are
drip irrigated and grown in alluvial soils with low fertility. The harvest takes place
manually, once the grapes have reached optimum maturity levels.
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-picked and then carefully selected before being crushed into
stainless steel tanks. Fermentation lasted between seven days, at temperatures of 23 to
27°C with skin contact lasting for 15 days. The daily pump-overs were determined by
tastings, and were reduced in volume towards the end of fermentation, extracting the
desired level of tannins, colour and flavours throughout. The wine was macerated for a
further six days, before being racked into French oak barrels where it matured for 14
months.
Tasting Note
An opulent wine with vibrant notes of ripe black fruits layered with hints of nut, spice,
mocha and fine herbal notes that are characteristic of Maipo Alto. Elegant and
complex on the palate with supple tannins and a savoury finish.
Grape
Carmenère 94%, Cabernet Sauvignon 6%
Winemaker: German Lyon
Region: N/A
Subregion: Maipo Andes
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14%

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