9th november 2009
House of Morandé 2005 was awarded with 90 points in Wine Spectator
|90 Viña Morandé House of Morandé
Maipo Valley 2005.
Dark and powerful, with ample toast offset by black fig, black currant and maduro tobacco notes. Muscular, loamy tannis provide the undercarriage, with a long, smoldering finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot”. Drink now trough 2015
Our flagship wine House of Morandé, was awarded 90 points by the prestigious North American magazine, Wine Spectator, in the mid-November issue.
House of Morandé is a blend of red grape varieties, with a predominance of Cabernet Sauvignon. The first harvest was in 1997. The 2005 harvest is the latest to be launched on the market, and is composed of Cabernet Sauvignon (91%), Cabernet Franc (7%) and Merlot (2%).
It originates in the San Bernardo vineyard, located in the heart of the Maipo Valley, which has high density planting that enables grapes with a high concentration of aromas and flavours to be obtained with a low production in terms of clusters, the result being one bottle of wine per plant.
The grapes are selected one-by-one and their vinification takes place in the traditional style of Bordeaux. The wine is kept in French oak casks for its malolactic fermentation and subsequent ageing, lasting 18 months. It then rests in the bottle at controlled temperature for a further 24 months.