Region: Maipo Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 14%
A wonderfully balanced and well-rounded Merlot, aged for 12 months in oak barrels for added complexity. It shows pleasing aromas of berries, vanilla, and toast and is soft and harmonious on the palate. Excellent with red meat dishes. Allow to breathe before serving.
Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery in Chile amongst those established in the 19th century that continues in the hands of the original founding family. The company remains 100% under family control, producing limited quantities of fine wines.
The mission of Cousiño Macul is to produce world-class wines that are unmistakably Chilean, carrying the distinctive character of the Maipo Valley.
The name of the winery is derived from the family name of its founder (Matías Cousiño), plus the name given to the area where the estate was built, within the Maipo Valley: the company name implies “the Cousiño estate at Macul”. “Macul” is a word from the language spoken by the indigenous people before the discovery of America; the language is Quechua, and Macul in Quechua means “right hand”.
|Style||Light Body, Dry|
|Grape Variety||100% Merlot|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Food Pairing||Cheese, Duck in teriyaki sauce, Eggplant lasagna, Turkey with chestnut sauce|