Grande Reserve Malbec
/ Central Valley
/ DO Maule
Grapes: 100% Old Vines Malbec
French expertise combines with Chilean soil and history to give this Malbec purity and balance, with complexity, depth and concentration, owed to the old vines. 60 year old dry farmed vines benefit from stark diurnal temperature variations yield the superb quality grapes for this wine. Primary fermentation was performed in 28 days with long maceration in small cement tanks. Aged in French oak for 9 months. The wine was not filtered nor clarified prior to bottling in order to preserve the wine's authentic character.
Wine Advocate2015 vintage
Ultimate Wine Challenge2014 vintage
Intense, lively ruby dark color. Aromas of raspberry and Morello cherry with floral notes introduce a complex palate with well rounded tannins and great balance. The finish is intense and very long.
Grilled beef, chicken, pork.
GRAPES: 100% Old Vines Malbec
APPELLATION: DO Maule
AGING: 9 months in French oak
points of distinction
- From rare, historic 60-year-old vines
- Dry farmed in terroir ideally suited for pure,vibrant Malbec
- Limited production
about the grape +
Well-made Malbec is a dark, perfumed wine with rich, blackberry and damson plum fruit, aromas of violets and tobacco, and ripe, juicy tannins. In France, may be mineral, structured and austere.
– Didier Debono & Patrick d’Aulan
“It is our great privilege to craft wine from these century-old Malbec vines, which is like composing a symphony.”