Grande Reserve Malbec 2017

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Grande Reserve Malbec 2017

Region: Chile / Central Valley / DO Maule
Grapes: 100% Malbec

This wine is a Blend of Grapes from our Maule’s Vineyards. Plants are more than 60 years old, located in a temperate area with high thermal amplitude thanks to ocean breezes flowing next to the Andes mountain range. These vines have naturally low yield, producing grapes of high quality and authenticity. Soils are in part granitic and partly clayish with rocks. In both cases the vines are managed without irrigation because they grew very deep root systems over decades, giving unique character to the grapes. After 12 months in new French medium toasted oak, these elegantly structured wines retain the pure aromatic expression of the Malbec’s fine tannins.

90 Points

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2017 vintage
91 Points

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harvest note

After several wet years, 2017 brought extremely dry conditions to the Central Valley. Although the growing season was very short, the warm weather boosted overall quality of the fruit.

tasting note

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.

food pairing

Grilled beef, chicken, pork.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Malbec
APPELLATION: D.O. Maule
PH: 3.66
ACIDITY: 3.8 g/l
ABV: 13.7%
AGING: 12 months in new French medium toasted oak

points of distinction

  • From rare, historic 60-year-old vines
  • Production limited to 1000 cases
  • Dry farmed in terroir ideally suited for pure, vibrant Malbec
  • about the grape +
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“It is our great privilege to craft wine from these century-old Malbec vines, which is like composing a symphony.”

– Didier Debono & Patrick d’Aulan

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