Perez Cruz Cot Limited Edition 2017
Perez Cruz Cot is the Chilean version of Malbec. This wine is full of blackberry and blueberry flavours and is deliciously spicy and silky smooth in the mouth. It has dark brooding aromas of cedar, cassis and spice and is delicious with most red meats or on it's own if you love a full bodied red wine.
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. Grapes are handpicked and selected before being gently pressed and cold macerated in stainless steel tanks. After hand pumping over, the juice ferments and is macerated with its skins for 30 days. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and is then aged in new french oak barrels for 14 months.
Every step of the wine making process is carefully thought out at Perez Cruz wines. The grapes are carefully planted in the most sought after areas of the Andes foothills. Each grape is handpicked to ensure only the best go into their wines. The eco-friendly design of their winery features a gravity-flow process with a three million liter capacity. The wines are then left to age in the barrel cellar featuring a capacity of 5,000 barrels. The barrel cellar is designed to take advantage of the below ground conditions, allowing for the temperature and humidity to be controlled naturally.
Aromas of cedar, spice, black cherries and cassis. Blueberry and spice on the palate with smooth, supple tannins. A very refined and elegant Malbec, known as Cot in Chile.
Country / Region / Appellation
CL / Maipo / Maipo
Grapes - Cot 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%, Carménère 4%, Petit Verdot 2%
Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes/Yes
Milk/Eggs - No/No
Contains Sulphites - Yes
Organic/Biodynamic - No/No