They built a new “gravity flow” winery to produce their wine. That essentially means that the winery is designed to use gravity to go the wine through the administer rather than pumping the wine from place to place. The theory is that it treats the wine more gently, making a better product. For example, during the initial crush you don’t really want to “crush”
Since 2005, winemaker Xavier Choné has been consulting with Maquis to help them take better advantage of location within their vineyards in Colchagua Valley. Choné works with vineyards around the world and is associated with some fantastic wines, like Opus One, and Maquis is the only South American vineyard he’s working with.
When I first smell a wine to try to judge it, I find myself asking, “Is it varietally right? Is it balanced? Is it harmonious? Is it fascinating? Is it exciting?” And with this wine, the answer to all of those questions is a apparent “yes!” Then I start to dig into it, “what do I smell here?” In this case, it starts with chocolate aromas, layered with cassis, plum and cedar. In the mouth, it has a wonderful, smooth and nearly
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
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