Wine Cousino-Macul, Chardonnay, Maipo Valley, 2015
Reviews of purchase Cousino-Macul, Chardonnay, Maipo Valley, 2015
Wine of pale yellow color with a greenish tint.
The wine has a fresh taste with hints of stone fruit, refreshing acidity and juicy excellent balance.
The wine shows a pleasant aroma with notes of green apples, nectarines, sweet yellow apples and white peaches.
Wine - a great partner for seafood dishes, such as fried shrimp with garlic sauce or sushi. Chardonnay well accentuate the taste of soft cheeses such as Brie and green salads.
Cousino-Macul, Chardonnay - fresh fruity wine with a difficult temperament. Cousino-Macul was one of the first wineries in Chile, which began to cultivate grapes Chardonnay. The first vines were planted in the Maipo Valley, have been brought in the XIX century from Burgundy. For the production of Chardonnay berries after harvest are carefully selected and pressed. The wort is fermented at 13 ° C for 20 days in steel tanks undergoes malolactic fermentation, aged for several months, and, after a slight clarification and filtration, is bottled.
Season 2012-2013 gg. characterized by winters with little rain, but thanks to October and December, rich in rainfall, the vines were able to properly prepare for the spring bloom and grow. Warm spring contributed to the formation of abundant ovaries. Summer excelled cloudy weather with temperatures below the average for the season. Cool days delayed maturation, but allow plenty of natural acidity of the grapes, to find rich varietal character and a good level of sugar. The crop was harvested by hand in the first half of March. Vintage 2013 differs freshness, bright fruitiness, excellent balance and elegance.
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.