Viña Los Vascos
In the land of Los Vascos, cultivation is at our heart; cultivating not only vineyards but our dream to transform our vast land into a fruitful eco-system producing the most elegant Chilean wines. We are free spirited but remember our heritage. Our holistic approach encompasses and protects all - from our short-legged sheep clearing weeds without devouring precious grapes to our artisans honing hand-made knives to carefully tend the vines. We embody the Chilean paradox, meticulous in our work, easy going and warm in our personality. We are independent yet proud to cultivate our community because we are stronger and happier together.
It is with great pleasure and pride Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) offer today, this Gran Seleccion Cuvée that reflects the achievements of the past 30 years !

The vintage
After a rainy winter, the spring was characterized by warm days alternating with cool nights. Temperatures during the summer months were ideal for bringing the grapes to the right degree of ripeness, with a few peaks of very high temperatures. These conditions, combined with good management of the vineyard and the right amount of water stress, enabled us to obtain excellent quality grapes with a refined, elegant character.
The wine
Traditional vinification after destemming and crushing of the grapes on reception. Fermentation was carried out in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats, followed by a maceration period of 10 to 15 days.
The wines were aged for 18 months, 80% in stainless steel vats, and 20% for few months in French oak barrels.
Varietals
Cabernet sauvignon : 75%
Carménère : 25%

Tasting notes
This cuvée shows a deep violin colour. At first, the Cabernet releases subtle notes of black fruits and tobacco melting marvellously with floral and laurel notes brought by the Carmenère. The wine shows nice density on the palate and aromas of black fruit. The fine tannins of the Carmenere bring a very interesting length in mouth. The association of both emblematic Chilean varietals offers a very expressive, powerful and gorgeous Cuvee for the 30th Los Vascos Anniversary.
Serving
Store the bottles in horizontal position, with the wine in contact with the cork, in a cool, dry and dark place.
For serving, the choice of glass is important: a good tasting glass should allow you enough room to swirl the wine and reveal the aromas.