About This Wine
One of the most famous French wine estates also makes wine in Chile.
Domaines Barons de Rothschild-Lafite took over Los Vascos estate in Chile’s Colchagua Valley in 1988. The ambition of DBR in Chile was, above all, the result of extensive research into the potential of local wines. Many properties were visited and many wines were tasted before Los Vascos was selected.
What was the attraction? Its location near the ocean was a big plus. So was its exceptional soil. Along with ideal weather, Los Vascos also benefits from intense exposure to the sun, adequate water sources, semi-arid soils and little risk of frost.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the varietal focus of Los Vascos, and is the grape that made the estate famous. The vintages share a mature and fruity quality, fresh aromas, and a supple and fleshy structure. The 2010 vintage is silky and flavorful, possessing a supple tannin structure that bodes well for mid-term aging.
About Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.
- Grape Composition:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Grape Source:Chile’s Colchagua Valley
- Aromas & Flavors:Blueberry, Cherry, Black Currant, Raspberry, Paprika, Pepper, Curry and Saffron
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestiona pepper steak, or mildly spiced tapas.
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