Fruit sourced from the Maipo Valley is perfectly ripened and aged for over fourteen months in new and used French oak barrels. Lifted aromas of ripe blackberries, dark baking cocoa, tobacco and spearmint leap from the glass. The palate is full of ripe dark fruits and spearmint, opulent espresso bean, cedar, fresh acidity and fine, structured tannin.
Casas del Bosque is a premium boutique Chilean winery located in the region of Casablanca Valley, 60 miles north-west of the capital city Santiago. Twice awarded Chile’s Winery of the Year in the IWSC (International Wine and Spirits Competition), they are located in the cooler western side of Casablanca Valley, their most easterly vineyards reaching just 20 miles from the Pacific coastline. The direct sea influence of the Humboldt current, which carries winds from Antarctica up the length of the American continent, gives grapes an extra 10 days of hangtime in comparison to warmer vineyards further inland.
Maipo Valley, just south of the city of Santiago, is known for growing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Often described as the ‘Bordeaux of Chile’, Maipo Cabs tend to be rich and fruit driven. The coastal range protects the area from the more persistent cooling breezes of the Pacific, making this warm and dry valley a perfect area to ripen powerful red grapes.