Casas del Bosque Gran Estate Selection 2012
A blend consisting of 91% Syrah, 9% Pinot noir. Only the finest grapes from their oldest vines are used to make this limited edition, award-winning wine of which only 570 cases (or 6,800 bottles) were produced.Deep violet in colour, on the nose lifted notes of lavender, black currant and cedar combine with just a hint of cinnamon. In the mouth rich notes of rum & raisin, leather and black cherry give way to a touch of bitter chocolate on the finish. Rich, silky tannins combine effortlessly with a fresh acidity and abundant mineral notes leading to an elegant, layered finish.Alcohol: 14.5%
20% off for any mixed 12
Family owned winery Casas del Bosque was founded in 1993 by Juan Cuneo Solari. The son of an Italian immigrant, he had always dreamed of having his own vineyard and chanced upon an area of the Casablanca valley, 100k due west of Santiago, with its pine forests, olive groves and small, white abandoned adobe houses. He chose to name the winery Casas del Bosque, or “Houses of the Forest.” Winemaker Grant Phelps is evangelical about translating the character of the vineyard and grape in to the final wine, using longer than average skin contact to extract extra flavour from the grapes.