Winemakers

Marcelo Gallardo
Olivier Tregoat

Technical Data

Acidity
3.26 g/L

Alcohol
14.5%

Suggested Retail Price

$19.99

DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD (LAFITE)

Los Vascos

GRANDE RÉSERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013

Background

Los Vascos wines blend Lafite tradition with the unique terroir of Chile to create elegant wines that bring exceptional to the everyday. The vision of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) to expand their estate took them to South America in 1988, becoming the first French viticultural investment in modern Chile. Since then, a comprehensive modernization and investment program has been undertaken, oriented towards the production of fine wine using and adapting the viticultural experiences of Bordeaux and other areas where Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) is present.
Los Vascos is located in Valley de Caneten (Colchagua), a closed valley in the central zone of Chile, approximately 25 miles from the sea. The valley provides a perfect microclimate for high quality viticulture, with Northern exposure to lands uncontaminated by airborne or water-borne pollutants. Daily on-shore winds provide temperature changes between 68-77°F, for optimum maturation of the grapes.

Appellation

Colchagua Valley, Chile

Varietal Composition

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carmenère, 5% Syrah, 5% Malbec

Vintage Notes

The growing season was characterized by favorable weather conditions from bud break to harvest. The absence of frost and rain enable us to harvest in perfect condition. Temperate days and cool nights also enhanced the quality of the fruit.

Winemaking

Grapes were hand harvested under normal conditions between April and May. The grapes were fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, with pumping over, allowed for the extraction of aromatic components, colors and flavors characteristic of each varietal.

The wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels (20% new).

Tasting Notes

Deep garnet with scarlet shades. Expressive nose with fruity aromas of ripe cherry, pomegranate and prunes, followed by notes of licorice, caramel, brownie, and walnut skin with a background of black olive, clove, and cedar. Excellent volume, mouth-filling structure and forward, persistent tannins. A remarkable wine of outstanding character.

92 pts

James Suckling 5/16

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