Founded in 1856, Cousiño-Macul is the only 19th century winery in Chile that remains in the hands of the original founding family. All Cousiño-Macul reserve wines are estate grown, vinted and bottled. After seven generations and over 150 years, Cousiño-Macul’s mission rings clear — to produce world-class wines that are unmistakably Chilean, carrying the distinctive character of the Maipo Valley.
it's a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 5% Syrah. 100% of this wine comes from a specific vineyard in Buin, specially managed and dedicated to the best Cabernet Sauvignon of this Estate. The Malbec and Syrah come from small blocks of varieties. After a manual harvest it passes through a strict selection inside the cellar, a maceration at low temperature (44.6 F) that takes one week then the fermentation is started at an average temperature of 77 F. This process takes 12 days and is finished with a post-fermentative maceration for greater extraction of color and aromas for two weeks. After maceration, 100% of this wine is transfered to second use French Oak barrels, where is ages for 12 months while it goes through a full malolactic fermentation. After this period in barrels, it is transfered to stainless steel tanks for stabilization and it is finally bottled.
Cousiño Macul Dama de Plata 2018, Maipo Valley Chile
Wine: Dama de Plata
Region: Maipo Valley
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vint. Age: 2016
Color: Intense violet colors.
Nose: it has a fruity nose, filled with cherries, plums and spices.
Palate: Elegant and firm tannins. This wine is a medium bodied wine, with an excellent balance between fruit and oak
Food pairing: This wine is perfect for filet mignon with grilled vegetables, beef Wellington accompanied with twice baked potatoes, moussaka and risotto trifolati.