Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2011

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Situated in the Alto-Maipo region, the Perez Cruz families beautiful estate has hit the headlines for all the right reasons. From the first vintage in 2002 their wines have amassed an impressive array of awards and gold medals, the latest being Gold in the IWC 2006. Vintage: 2008 Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon Region: Alto Maipo, Chile Notes: Rich intense blackcurrants and eucalyptus on the nose, delicious jammy fruits on the palate with a long intense smooth finish. Absolutely loaded with sweet fruit flavours. This must be the best value for money Cab in the country! Serve: Ratatouille, beef stroganoff, roast veal loin, rich hearty dishes ABV: 14.5%

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Winery: Vina Perez Cruz
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Vina Perez Cruz:
ARCHITECTURE Pérez Cruz modern installations are reflected in its winery building architecture, which was conceived not only to fulfill the technical objective of fine wines production, but also to harmonize with the surroundings and avoid the abrupt interruption of the rural landscape. The architect José Cruz Ovalle created a laminated wood building with low stone walls around the base. It m... Read more
ARCHITECTURE Pérez Cruz modern installations are reflected in its winery building architecture, which was conceived not only to fulfill the technical objective of fine wines production, but also to harmonize with the surroundings and avoid the abrupt interruption of the rural landscape. The architect José Cruz Ovalle created a laminated wood building with low stone walls around the base. It measures 6000 square meters and has natural light. The wooden roof, supported on curved pillars of the same material, was designed to allow thermal isolation and free air flow circulation, both ideal for fine wine making. INFRASTRUCTURE The building is divided in three bays where the successive processes of fermentation, storage and bottling take place. Each of these bys is subdivided in two symmetrical modules, so that each stage of production is kept separately. The production line for more complex wines, has a gravitational process in every phase. The reception, selection and stemming of the grapes is done on the mezzanine, on the upper access level to the stainless steel tanks, where alcoholic fermentation takes place. There is a gravitational flow to an underground cellar where the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in French and American oak barrels, under controlled temperature and humidity conditions. In addition there is a second barrel room at surface level, also with controlled temperature and humidity. The fermentation and storage tanks, as much as the harvesting and wine pipes, are made from stainless steel. The capacity of these tanks s from 5,000 to 40,000 liters, giving more flexibility to achieve the best blends that harness and express the character from the Viña Pérez Cruz terroir. Read less

External Reviews for Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

Situated in the Alto-Maipo region, the Perez Cruz families beautiful estate has hit the headlines for all the right reasons. From the first vintage in 2002 their wines have amassed an impressive array of awards and gold medals, the latest being Gold in the IWC 2006. Grapes : Cabernet Sauvignon Region : Chile / Alto Maipo Maker : German Lyon Notes : Rich intense blackcurrants and eucalyptus on the nose, delicious jammy fruits on the palate with a long intense smooth finish. Absolutely loaded with sweet fruit flavours. This must be the best value for money Cab in the country! Serve : Ratatouille, beef stroganoff, roast veal loin, rich hearty dishes ABV : 14.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
04/26/2014

Maipo Alto Valley, ChilePerez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is a beautiful Chilean red wine gem from Vina Perez Cruz. Perez Cruz is a family-owned winery specializing in red wines, all produced and bottled at Fundo Liguai de Huelquen. The beautiful state-of-the-art winery sits among 250 hectares of vineyards surrounded by the foothills of the Andes in the Maipo Valley, 45km southeast of Santiago. Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Syrah and 2% Carmenere. It is full-bodied with notes of ripe red fruits, black pepper, vanilla, dried fruit and a classic touch of herbal aromas including tarragon and laurel. On the palate it is creamy and concentrated with silky, rounded tannins. This wine is beautifully balanced to drink now and over the next 6-8 years. The finish is long and smooth.Enjoy Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva with grilled flank steak, BBQ ribs, empanadas and sharp cheeses.



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Situated in the Alto-Maipo region, the Perez Cruz families beautiful estate has hit the headlines for all the right reasons. From the first vintage in 2002 their wines have amassed an impressive array of awards and gold medals, the latest being Gold in the IWC 2006. Vintage: 2008 Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon Region: Alto Maipo, Chile Notes: Rich intense blackcurrants and eucalyptus on the nose, delicious jammy fruits on the palate with a long intense smooth finish. Absolutely loaded with sweet fruit flavours. This must be the best value for money Cab in the country! Serve: Ratatouille, beef stroganoff, roast veal loin, rich hearty dishes ABV: 14.5%

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