Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
Region: Maipo Valley
Vinification: After a careful manual harvest, elaboration of the wine began with seven days of cold maceration at 10 º C (50°F). Then the juice was fermented during 9 to 10 days at an average temperature of 26 º C (79 º F), using different strains of yeast. A 20 days post fermentative maceration allowed enhancing the flavors and bouquets, as well as smoothing the tannins.
Ageing/Maturation: The wine matured in French oak barrels during twelve months, where malolactic fermentation took place, to be subsequently clarified before bottling it
Sweetness: 3.05 g/L
Cousino Macul Antiguas Merlot 2014
Of an elegant red cherry color with violet touches, this Merlot outstands for its fruitiness, specially black fruits such as blueberries and mulberries. It shows a perfect balance, with a silky and fresh texture, of medium acidity, docile and velvety tannins. Good volume in mouth that unfolds into a long and elegant ending.
Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is one of the only wineries amongst those established during the nineteenth century that continues in the hands of its founding family, who controls 100% ownership of the company. They are a company with tradition, character and identity. For years they have been concerned about being leaders in wine production, always bearing in mind their values, their history and the excellence of their wines. “Our mission is to produce world-class wines that are unmistakably Chilean, with character that expresses the unique taste of the Maipo Valley”, Carlos Cousiño, Chairman of Cousiño Macul.