Grande Reserve Malbec 2014
/ Central Valley
/ DO Maule
Grapes: 100% Malbec
French expertise combines with Chilean soil and history to give this Malbec purity and balance, with complexity, depth and concentration. The 60 year old vines benefit from stark diurnal temperature variations, yielding superb quality grapes. Primary fermentation was performed in 25 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 it's authentic character.
Ultimate Wine Challenge2014 vintage
2014 was a template year, with a dry winter followed by a temperate summer – an average year. This resulted in fruitier wines than 2012 and more ripeness than 2013. In general, 2014 wines possess round tannins, nicely balanced acidity and a persistent finish.
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% Malbec
APPELLATION: D.O. Maule
ACIDITY: 3.54 g/l
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.”