Vina Perez Cruz Limited Edition Maipo Alto Carmenere 2018

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Vina Perez Cruz Limited Edition Maipo Alto Carmenere 2018

Country - Chile

Region - Maipo Valley

Grape Varieties - Carmenère 91%, Cabernet Sauvignon 9%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Viña Perez Cruz

Tasting notes - Vibrant notes of ripe black fruits, combine with earthy hints, nut, spice and fine herbal notes that are characteristic of Maipo Alto. Elegant and complex on the palate with supple tannins and a savoury finish. 

 

Vina Perez Cruz Limited Edition Maipo Alto Carmenere 2018

An opulent wine with minted notes of blackberry and
blackcurrant and a hint of mocha, juicy 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 cool-climate 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
Much-needed winter rainfall replenished the soil water reserves and sustained the
vines through the dry growing season that followed. Dry conditions reduced disease
pressure and the grapes ripened slowly, encouraging good flavour accumulation in
the fruit. 2018 was a good vintage for both quality and quantity and the wines show
excellent varietal character.


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 91%, Cabernet Sauvignon 9%

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