Don Maximiano 2010, Errazuriz

  • 102170QC-STK
  • Red
  • Cab Sauv / Syrah / Carmenère /Cab Franc / Petit Verdot
  • 2010
  • 750 ml

Don Maximiano 2010, Errazuriz

  • 102170QC-STK
  • Red
  • Cab Sauv / Syrah / Carmenère /Cab Franc / Petit Verdot
  • 2010
  • 750 ml

Availability: 10.00000000

$120.00

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Unité 2/CS 3/CS 6/CS 12/CS
10 case(s) in stock

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Wine description

Don Maximiano 2010, Errazuriz
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Tasting notes

Impressive deep reddish-violet colour. The nose reveals intense aromas of cherries, black currants, and blueberries and continues unfolding layer after layer of aromas such as black pepper and a touch of truffle, chocolate, cedar, and a light balsamic note. Excellent acidity creates a fresh and juicy palate that recalls the fruity aromas perceived on the nose along with notes of cinnamon and cloves, tremendous balance, elegance, and subtlety. This still-young wine presents good structure, fine, firm tannins, delightful texture, and a lingering finish in this still-young wine with excellent longevity ahead.

Producer

ERRAZURIZ

Vinification and aging

The grapes were hand picked and carefully transported in 12-kg bins to the cellar, where they were carefully inspected on a double selection table in order to remove any extraneous plant matter or imperfect grapes that could affect the final quality of the wine. The must was fermented in small-volume stainless steel tanks to increase the percentage of contact between skins and juice, using selected yeasts at temperatures that fluctuated between 24º and 28ºC. Three daily pumpovers moved 0.5–1.5 times the volume of the tanks, depending on the level of extraction desired in each case. Total maceration time was 16–35 days at 24º–28ºC, depending on the development of each lot. All of the lots were aged for an average of 22 months in French oak barrels, 81% of which were new. Malolactic fermentation, clarification, and fining occurred naturally in the barrels. To best express the Valle de Aconcagua terroir, small percentages of Syrah, Carmenere, and Petit Verdot were added to increase the wine’s complexity.

Terroir

The Don Maximiano vineyard is located in the Valle de Aconcagua, a region that presents a long dry season with moderately warm summer days cooled by the soft evening breezes that blow in from the Pacific Ocean. This vineyard was planted between 1978 and 1993 on hillsides with a 5º to 15º slope and north and northeast exposures. Its soils consist of a thin layer of decomposed granite over soils of colluvial origin, which ensures good drainage and low to moderate vigour potential. This results in naturally good balance between the plant’s vegetative growth and its fruit load. The vines are trellised to vertical shoot position and spur or cane pruned, depending on the variety and the specific conditions in each block. Furthermore, the classic techniques for determining maturity, such as tasting the grapes, chemical analysis, and aerial photography are used to identify homogenous sectors within the vineyard, which in turn allows the grapes from each specific block to be harvested as they reach optimal ripeness.

Vintage

2010

Variety

Cab Sauv / Syrah / Carmenère /Cab Franc / Petit Verdot

Colour

Red

Country

CHILE

Region of production

Aconcagua Valley

Sub-Region

Aconcagua

Appellation

Valle de Aconcagua

Scores and awards

94

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