Codegua Petit Verdot
|Grapes||100% Petit Verdot|
|Alcohol||14.5 % Vol.|
|Production||Estate Bottled – 1264 units|
CODEGUA PETIT VERDOT
Línea de Vinos Codegua
Grapes: 100% Petit Verdot
Origen: Embotellado en Origen – Rancagua, Cachapoal
Alcohol: 14.5 % Vol.
Residual Sugar: 2.5 g/l
Production: Estate Bottled – 1264 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 Coluvial. Formed by the washed down from the Andes Mountain to the bottom, as a result of the glaciation almost 12.000 years ago, and 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: La Cav 92 points
HIGHLIGHTS: The CODEGUA wine line seeks to show the potential and quality of less traditional varieties grown in our vineyard. This is the result of a tiny production of Petit Verdot, and one of the few 100% Petit Verdot`s wines in Chile.
MORE INFO: The grapes are harvested by hand very early in the morning to maintain a low temperature in the grape. Grapes are 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. 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 is kept int that temperatur for 2 days, until the temperature rises with the start of spontaneous fermentation. The temperature during fermentation is maintained betwee the 24-26ºC, and it extends for a period of 18-21 days. Once the alcoholic fermentation is finished, the wine is transferred in to French barrels of 225 liters of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th use for a period of 12-14 months. In this aging period the wine carries out the malolactic fermentation which begins when the temperature rises in spring. The wine stabilizes naturally and only a slight filtering is done before bottling.
Petit Verdot is a very attractive variety, with pleasant floral notes & its characteristic black fruit notes with hints of licorice. Thanks to its acidity it is a wine that enters vertical, long and with pleasant but present tannins in the mouth.
With a balanced structure and balanced tannins, Petit Verdot harmonizes well with lean meats such as beef tenderloin with sauteed vegetables or a deer steak with soft sauces. We can not leave aside a good pasta with red sauce, pesto or simply with olive oil and cheese. If the idea is to enjoy a good selection of cheeses, you can not miss the Camembert, Cheddar and Provolone.