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Saratoga Wine Exchange USD 16.74 750ml

Vina Aquitania Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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"Bruno Prats (Cos d'Estournel) and Paul Pontallier (Chateau Margaux) decided to look for high quality land in Chile to plant a new vineyard. Their third associate was their Chilean friend, agronomist and oenologist Felipe de Solminihac. In 1990, they acquired 45 acres in the 'Quebrada de Macul' - historically the heart of the Maipo Valley vineyard. Vina Aquitania was born. In January 2003, Ghislain de Montgolfier (CEO of Bollinger), became the fourth partner. Elegant Macul nose that combines fresh red fruit, cassis, dried herbs, and red pepper. The palate is complete with smooth tannins and loads of red fruit. It is a great wine to pair with a hangar steak, roasted duck, or a juicy cheeseburger." - Winery

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Winery: Viña Aquitania
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Viña Aquitania:
In 1984, Bruno Prats and Paul Pontallier, two well-known agronomists and oenologists from Bordeaux, France, decided to look for high quality land in Chile to plant a totally new vineyard. Their third associate was their Chilean friend agronomist and oenologist Felipe de Solminihac, whose origins are actually French. In 1990, they acquired 43 acres in the 'Quebrada de Macul' - historically the ... Read more
In 1984, Bruno Prats and Paul Pontallier, two well-known agronomists and oenologists from Bordeaux, France, decided to look for high quality land in Chile to plant a totally new vineyard. Their third associate was their Chilean friend agronomist and oenologist Felipe de Solminihac, whose origins are actually French. In 1990, they acquired 43 acres in the 'Quebrada de Macul' - historically the heart of the Maipo Valley vineyard - at the foot of the Andes Mountain, near Santiago city. They planted typical Bordeaux varieties, grown in Chile for many years already. The construction of the cellar was completed in 1993. In January 2003, Ghislain de Montgolfier, an agronomist and oenologist from the Champagne region in France, and an old friend of the founders, became the fourth associate, or the 'fourth musketeer' as he says, evoking the novel of Alexander Dumas. Read less

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Snooth User: Jake Pippin
24298127,647
4.00 5
10/28/2013

The classic Macul Cabernet. Macul is a region in Chile's Maipo Valley, up in the foothills of the Andes. Cassis, red pepper and dried herbs. This is a wonderfulll elegant Cabernet Sauvignon. A nice change of pace from many of the Chilean Cabernet's which are far from elegant and go for largess over style.


Snooth User: pboss
1443772475
3.50 5
01/19/2014

Nose of smoke and jam. Palate of prunes and spicy notes with dark chocolate undertones. Lots of complexity with a long finish. Wife says it is reminiscent of a stinky cheese!?



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"Bruno Prats (Cos d'Estournel) and Paul Pontallier (Chateau Margaux) decided to look for high quality land in Chile to plant a new vineyard. Their third associate was their Chilean friend, agronomist and oenologist Felipe de Solminihac. In 1990, they acquired 45 acres in the 'Quebrada de Macul' - historically the heart of the Maipo Valley vineyard. Vina Aquitania was born. In January 2003, Ghislain de Montgolfier (CEO of Bollinger), became the fourth partner. Elegant Macul nose that combines fresh red fruit, cassis, dried herbs, and red pepper. The palate is complete with smooth tannins and loads of red fruit. It is a great wine to pair with a hangar steak, roasted duck, or a juicy cheeseburger." - Winery

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