Region: Maipo Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 10 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.8%
This is an appealing, well structured Chardonnay with generous aromas of toast, honey and ripe tropical fruits. A buttery, rich wine with gently oaky flavors on the palate, it matches well with fish, salads and white meat dishes.
The first Antiguas Reservas Chardonnay of Cousiño Macul was made in 1969.
Since then, the trademark applies to the appointment of a selection of Chardonnay that represents the finest vintage. The selection process begins in
the vineyard with the restriction of yield per plant and continues throughout the
entire winemaking process.
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||Fresh and Fruity|
|Grape Variety||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Food Pairing||Fish cooked in sauce, Seafood|
|Wine Spectator||88 Points|
|Wine Enthusiast||88 Points|