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Cousino-Macul Merlot Central Valley 2013

Winemaker's Notes:

Good rainfall during winter, followed by a cool spring and dry summer lead to lower yields in the 2010-2011 vintage. Characterized by healthly fruit with execllent flavor and maturity, the harvest began in April and grapes were hand selected before being crushed. The Merlot grapes were immediately crushed and given a cold soak for 6 days prior to an 8-10 day fermentation. For complexity, the winemaking team used both native and prise de mousse yeast and the must was pumped over three times a day during the first several days. The resulting wine was given an extended maceration of 7 days before being pressed off its skins and finally, the wine rested in the cellars for several months before being bottled.

Region: Chile » Central Valley

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  • 2013

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Winery: Cousiño-macul  
Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Cousiño-macul:
The Cousiño Macul winery is today governed by the sixth generation, direct descendents of its founder, Matías Cousiño. Like their predecessors, these Cousiños are making their mark in history by pushing quality to the limit and thereby securing Cousiño Macul's position as Chile's leading family-owned winery. As said by Arturo Cousiño, Chairma... Read more
The Cousiño Macul winery is today governed by the sixth generation, direct descendents of its founder, Matías Cousiño. Like their predecessors, these Cousiños are making their mark in history by pushing quality to the limit and thereby securing Cousiño Macul's position as Chile's leading family-owned winery. As said by Arturo Cousiño, Chairman of the Board of Directors, "Our objective is to produce world-class wines that are authentically Chilean, wines that have true varietal character and express the unique terroir of the Maipo Valley ". Read less

Editorial Reviews for Cousino-Macul Merlot Central Valley

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
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3.50 5
07/22/2015

This is nicely herbal and earthy in the nose with a hint of smoke behind the red fruit. Quite bright and fruity in the mouth, full with acidity and tart berry flavor, clean and clear and approachable. Flavors are mostly of raspberry, cherry and licorice, with streaks of cedar and cranberry as well.



Good rainfall during winter, followed by a cool spring and dry summer lead to lower yields in the 2010-2011 vintage. Characterized by healthly fruit with execllent flavor and maturity, the harvest began in April and grapes were hand selected before being crushed. The Merlot grapes were immediately crushed and given a cold soak for 6 days prior to an 8-10 day fermentation. For complexity, the winemaking team used both native and prise de mousse yeast and the must was pumped over three times a day during the first several days. The resulting wine was given an extended maceration of 7 days before being pressed off its skins and finally, the wine rested in the cellars for several months before being bottled.

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