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Valle Frio, Red Blend, Reserva Especial

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Valle Frio, Red Blend, Reserva Especial

A well-crafted blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Carmenere, 10% Syrah and 5% Petit Verdot, this is very plush, open and nicely ready to drink. Black-fruited, very complete, with intriguing, leafy (Bordeaux-like) hints from the Carmenere.... Read More

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Valle Frio, Red Blend, Reserva Especial

ColourRed

RegionMaule

GrowerValle Frio

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere & Syrah

Vintage2014

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeFRI814

Style

Full Bodied

Light > Full

Cabernet Sauvignon

The most prestigious red grape?

Origins

  • Bordeaux region, as a natural cross of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc (established 1997 by DNA analysis)
  • Was known as Vidure or Petit-Vidure
  • Spread throughout left bank of Bordeaux, supplanting white grapes

Characteristics   

  • Fairly easy to grow: hardy, buds...
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Valle Frio, Red Blend, Reserva Especial

A well-crafted blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Carmenere, 10% Syrah and 5% Petit Verdot, this is very plush, open and nicely ready to drink. Black-fruited, very complete, with intriguing, leafy (Bordeaux-like) hints from the Carmenere. Now-2023

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