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Producer: Perez CruzGrape Varieties: 100% Cabernet SauvignonOptimum Drinking: Within 6 yearsWine Style: Full bodied redAlcohol by Volume: 14.5%Closure: CorkCountry: Chile
Pérez Cruz made their first wines in 2002 and hit the ground running. They are a boutique wine producer in Chile who make 100% red wine and concentrate on growing French varietals in the Alto-Maipo, the highest area above sea level where grapes are grown.Tasting Note: Intense blackcurrants and eucalyptus on the nose, jammy fruits on the palate, velvety smooth tannins with a long, intense finishStyle: Full bodiedVariety: 100% Cabernet SauvignonViticulture: Fruit was sourced from the Alto-Maipo region in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The climate is Mediterranean with high winter rainfall and dry summersRegion: Maipo ValleySoil Type: Alluvial (good drainage and low in nutrients)Winemaker: Germán LyonClosure: Synthetic corkFermentation: Fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged in oak for 12 months. The wine was aged a further 4 months in bottle before releaseAlcohol: 14.5%Food: Roast veal loin, grilled wagyu beef, rich hearty dishesAwards: 2008 Winery of the Year – Wine&Spirit MagazineSilver Medal – 5th Annual Wines of Chile AwardsBronze Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2008
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