Perez Cruz Chaski Petit Verdot 2014
The Chaski Petit Verdot from perez Cruz is a superb example of this little known grape variety. This a complex and elegant wine with delightful soft tannins which lead to a lovely spicy flavour and herbaceous aromas. The finish is long and persistant and it's subtle flavours will last and linger in the mouth. As you would expect Perez Cruz Petit Verdot is a superb match to steak, other rich red meats and spicy lentil dishes.
This family owned boutique winery is located in the Alto Maipo region of Chile, boasted as the best region for growing superior Cabernet Sauvignon. The family planted their first vines in 1994 and created their first vintage in 2002. President Andres Perez Cruz has acquired an impressive collection of awards and gold medals starting with their first vintage, and today they are one of Chiles most awarded wineries. Their vineyard is comprised of 250 hectares of vines nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The vines are placed in the best location above sea level for growing grapes. The Mediterranean climate features rainy winters and dry summers result in healthy grapes. Award winning architect Jose Cruz Ovalle designed and built their eco-friendly winery. He used native wood for the roof and stone foundation to pay homage to the Incas and the structures they left behind. The building design allows for the use of natural lighting. The winery uses its environment to promote temperature regulation and free flowing air circulation. This makes Perez Cruz one of the most unique boutique estates in the world.
At Perez Cruz wines, the grapes are handpicked. After being carefully selected, the grapes are gently crushed before being placed into stainless steel tanks for 5 days. After hand pumping over, the juice ferments and is macerated with its skins for 25 days. After the fermentation is complete, the wine is transferred into French oak barrels where it is aged for 14 months.
Sourced from low yielding vines of 4 tons per hectre from their Liguai Estate
Complex and elegant aromas. Red fruit, herbs, black pepper and spices. The palate is well structured, fresh and balanced, with particular mineral notes. Soft tannins and a long, persistent finish
Country / Region / Appellation
CL / Maipo / Maipo
Grapes - 100% Petit Verdot
Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes/Yes
Milk/Eggs - No/No
Contains Sulphites - Yes
Organic/Biodynamic - No/No
ABV% - 14.5%