LES DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD (LAFITE)
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
Los Vascos wines blend Lafite tradition with the unique terroir of Chile to create elegant wines that bring exceptional to the everyday. The vision of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) to expand their estate took them to South America in 1988, becoming the first French viticultural investment in modern Chile. Since then, a comprehensive modernization and investment program has been undertaken, oriented towards the production of fine wine using and adapting the viticultural experiences of Bordeaux and other areas where Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) is present.
Los Vascos is located in Valley de Caneten (Colchagua), a closed valley in the central zone of Chile, approximately 25 miles from the sea. The valley provides a perfect microclimate for high quality viticulture, with Northern exposure to lands uncontaminated by airborne or water-borne pollutants. Daily on-shore winds provide temperature changes between 68-77°F, for optimum maturation of the grapes.VINTAGE NOTES
The season began with a rainfall below the normal level required early irrigation, mostly of the varieties used in this Rosé. The scarce rains required monitoring plants more closely, which allowed balanced plant growth and fruit development and ultimately translated in good-quality grapes for this Rosé. The spring was free of frost and strong rainfall. The summer was hot from the onset, with temperatures above 33ºC in one week in December and two weeks in mid-summer, and over 20-degree differential between day and night temperatures.WINEMAKING
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Mourvèdre grapes were harvested on March 21, March 19, and March 23, respectively. Grapes are harvested early in the morning, when temperatures are lower. At the winery, grapes are pressed directly and fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks to preserve their aromatic potential. The wine is aged in tanks to retain the purity of the fruit.TASTING NOTES
Bright pale garnet color. The straightforward fruit-driven nose offers notes of cherry, pomegranate, raspberry and strawberry accented by hints of orange blossom. The balanced palate reveals delicious acidity and nice persistence on a juicy finish.