Wine Clos Quebrada De Macul, "Penalolen" Azul, 2014
Reviews of purchase Clos Quebrada De Macul, "Penalolen" Azul, 2014
Wine intense purplish-red color.
The taste of the wine is full, concentrated, rich, seductive, with hints of fruit, ripe but fine tannins, complex structure and a long, lingering finish.
The wine has a rich, intense flavor with notes of blackcurrant and raspberry with hints of eucalyptus and mint, hints of exotic spices that give a bouquet of complexity.
Wine perfectly combines with medallions of beef with risotto and asparagus with beef, stuffed with quail, with lamb in herbs and stuffed pheasant, guinea fowl with basmati rice and barbecue sauce.
"Penalolen" Azul - a wonderful red wine from red grapes grown in Alto Macul. Harvested by hand, then berries undergo maceration and fermentation. Wine is aged 12-18 months in French oak barrels, 20% of them - the new, 60% - the second use, and 20% - the third use. Wine "Penalolen" Azul is one of the best Chilean wines, it captivates with its multifaceted flavor and great taste.
Label for "Penalolen" made famous by the Chilean artist Benjamin Lira.
Agriculture Clos Quebrada de Macul was founded relatively recently - in 1995. The founders of the winery began Ricardo Peña, who inherited the estate, as well as David Williams and his brother Jorge. A little later they were joined by 2 oenologist - Jean-Pascal Lacaze and Patrick Valette. Before the estate passed into the possession of Ricardo Peña, the entire harvest of grapes sold to other wineries. Wine Clos Quebrada De Macul produced from crop derived from a single vineyard, which is located in an almost desert area on a slope with gravel soil in the foothills of the Andes. Summer in the region is not too hot and the humidity - relatively high. At night, the air temperature is usually quite low because of the descending from the Andes cold air, and the day may rise above 20 ° C. These temperature changes are very beneficial effect on the maturation of the grapes. Usually harvest the farm Clos Quebrada de Macul begin in mid-April to the end of the month. Going grapes at dawn. Wine vinified at the estate - the local winery is able to produce about 300,000 liters.
When winemaker Jean-Pascal Lacaze ask why wine Clos Quebrada de Macul obtained so special, he invariably replied that reasons for that "old vines growing on the slopes, located in a great location, very low yields, wine-making philosophy of" non-interference "and, most importantly , the desire to achieve extremely high quality. "
Another co-owner of Clos Quebrada De Macul, David Williams, says of the wine sector: "We originally did not set the task of making wine in Bordeaux or California style. We just give the blame to fully show what the Chilean equivalent of the Grand Cru ..." .