|Composición Varietal||100% Mourvèdre|
|Alcohol||14,5 % Vol.|
|Production||Estate Bottled – 600 units|
Línea de Vinos Codegua
Composición Varietal: 100% Mourvèdre
Origen: Embotellado en Origen – Rancagua, Cachapoal
Alcohol: 14,5 % Vol.
Residual Sugar: 1.9 g/l
Production: Estate Bottled – 600 units
Lagar de Codegua “Fundo La Esperanza” is located in the Cachapoal Valley
at the foothills of the Andes at 600 m.s.n.m (2,00 Feet above sea level).
SOIL: Alluvial and ColLuvial. Formed by the washed down from the Andes Mountain to the bottom, as a result of the glaciation almost 12.000 years ago, and also formed by the material transported and deposited by water. It is extremely gravelly, well drained and deep, restricting plant vigor and yields in a natural way.
CURRENT PRESS: 93 points, James Suckling. 92 La Cav. 92 points Descorchados
HIGHLIGHTS: Tiny production of Mourvèdre, one of the few 100% Mourvèdre`s wines in Chile.
MORE INFO – The Mourvèdre is a very attractive and versatile variety and requires a long ripening period, which is why it is our last variety to harvest (second half of April). The grapes are harvested by hand very early in the morning to maintain a low temperature in the grape, then it is transported to the winery in “gamelas” of 20 kg. A selection of manual fruit is made in the cellar and then the grape is passed through the destemmer. After the destemmer, we select brooms, the best ones go back to the fermentation bin in a percentage of 20%. For these, more adventurous small lots, the grapes are taken to Bins of 800 kilos to carry out their fermentation. The grapes reach around 12 degrees celcius, and it stays that way for about 2 days, until the temperature starts to rise with the start of spontaneous fermentation. The temperature during fermentation is maintained at 24 ° C, and it extends for a period of 21 days. During fermentation only manual treadmills are performed. Once the alcoholic fermentation is finished, the wine is transferred to French barrels of 225 liters of 3rd and 4th use for a period of 12 months. In this aging period the wine carries out the malolactic fermentation which begins with the temperature rises in spring. The wine stabilizes naturally and only a slight filtering is done before bottling.
The Mourvedre comes with hints of graphite, slate, blueberries and notes of herbs and spices, tense in the mouth with rich acidity and long finish.
The freshness of this wine is very well paired with ripe cheeses. The Mourvèdre come along very good with stews, as well as sausages, seasoned meats, and some Risotto. A nice and different proposal is to drink this wine with some “charcuterie”.