Viña Perez Cruz Red Blend Liguai 2009
A family owned winery situated in the superior Alto-Maipo region of Chile, earmarked to be the area with most potential for developing Chile’s leading premium wines. From the first vintage in 2002, President Andres Perez Cruz has seen the estate’s speciality red wine amass an impressive array of awards and gold medals. Situated among the foothill of the Andes Mountains, their 140 hectres of vines are positioned in the highest area above sea level at which grapes can be grown. With a Mediterranean climate of rainy winters and dry summers, the vineyards are ideal for healthy grape production. Their eco-friendly winery was built specifically, by award winning architect Jose Cruz Ovalle, to fulfil the technical objective of fine wine production. Its wooden roof and natural light allow thermal isolation and free air flow circulation, making Perez Cruz one of the most unique boutique estates in the world.
External Reviews for Viña Perez Cruz Red Blend Liguai
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.
Robert Parker 90 Points This is a state of the art operation situated in the premium red grape growing area of Alto Maipo and this is Vina Perez Cruz' flagship wine. No expense is spared! The yields are a mind boggling 18 hectolitres per hectare (1st Growth Claret is probably nearer 30 to 40!) This outstanding red wine was naturally fined and stabilised in barrels followed by light filtration. Grapes : 40% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Carmenere Region : Chile / Alto Maipo Taste : Typical Alto Maipo nose of Blackcurrants,eucalyptus,and overripe mango. Massive but restrained palate .The flavour goes on forever. Serve : Ideal with Sunday Roasts and smooth red meats ABV : 14.5% Suitable for Vegetarians
90 Points - Robert Parker - This is a state of the art operation situated in the premium red grape growing area of Alto Maipo and this is Vina Perez Cruz flagship wine.No expense is spared! The yields are a mind boggling 18 hectolitres per hectare (1st Growth Claret is probably nearer 30 to 40!)This outstanding red wine was naturally fined and stabilised in barrels followed by light filtration.Grapes: 40% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% CarmenereRegion: Chile / Alto MaipoMaker: German LyonNotes: Typical Alto Maipo nose of Blackcurrants,eucalyptus,and overripe mango. Massive but restrained palate. The flavour goes on forever.Serve: At 16-18c it is ideal with Sunday Roasts and smooth red meatsABV: 14.5%Suitable for Vegetarians
Food Pairings for Viña Perez Cruz Red Blend Liguai
Blackcurrants, eucalyptus and overripe mango on the nose. On the palate, it is massive yet restrained and elegant with a good concentration of ripe fruits. Silky tannins and a lingering finish
Dietary Information: All-Natural
Aged 16 months in French Oak.
|Alcohol: 14.5%||pH: 3.56|
|Total Acidity: 3.77 grams per liter|
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