Wine Cousino-Macul, "Antiguas Reservas" Syrah, Maipo Valley, 2014
Reviews of purchase Cousino-Macul, "Antiguas Reservas" Syrah, Maipo Valley, 2014
Wine bright, transparent purple-red color.
The wine has a soft, pleasant taste with notes of black fruit, moderate acidity and elegant tannins.
Juicy aroma of wine is made up of ripe black fruit tones and colors, woven with hints of dark chocolate, cedar and tobacco.
Wine will be a good match for red meat, such as beef with blue cheese or lamb baked with rosemary.
Wine "Antiguas Reservas", 2012 is in the portfolio of the winery for more than 80 years and is a symbol of consistent quality and adherence to traditions of Cousino-Macul. The wine is made in the classic style of Syrah, combines the maturity and power of New World wines with elegant, traditional, good structure and, as a consequence, the durability of the Old World wines.
2012 season started with a snowless winter, followed by a warm wet spring, which brought early education kidney on the vines. Summer showed an average daily temperature above normal, which allowed the majority of grapes ripen in time. Health situation in the vineyards, thanks to the climatic conditions remain favorable, berries avoid illness, rot and mildew. The wines produced from the harvest of 2012, have a pronounced fruity taste, harmonious structure and soft tannins.
Harvest to create a "antiguas Reservas" Shiraz was harvested by hand in mid-April at the stage of ripeness, when the tannins found softness and roundness. Vinification began with cold maceration, which lasted 5 days. During the fermentation the cultures were used yeast. Wort stirred 3-4 times a day. After the end of fermentation, the must maceration on the skins continued for 20 days. Then pressing and must have passed has been moved into oak barrels of various sizes produced by different coopers in which it was maintained throughout the year. Before bottling the wine has undergone lighting and light filtering.
Winery Cousino-Macul Maipo Valley is in, in the village of Macul, and traces its history back to 1564 yet. While Macul estate owned Spanish conquistador Juan Zhufre. The name of the estate - Macul - in the language of Quechua means "right hand". In 1856, Mathias Kousino bought the estate and created his own wine company Cousino-Macul. The company is still under full control of the family Kousino and has been manufacturing world-class wines, which incorporates distinctive character Maipo Valley.