Perez Cruz Chaski Petit Verdot 2010


Chaski is the Inca word for the messengers that carried correspondence throughout the empire. The ruins of one of the stone houses the Chaskis used was found on the hill the estate lies on. One of the last lots to be harvested, the grapes for Chaski Petit Verdot were hand-picked during the second week of May, when the grapes had reached their peak ripeness for optimal tannins and varietal aromas.

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Perez Cruz Chaski Petit Verdot 2010

Chaski is the Inca word for the messengers that carried correspondence throughout the empire. The ruins of one of the stone houses the Chaskis used was found on the hill the estate lies on. One of the last lots to be harvested, the grapes for Chaski Petit Verdot were hand-picked during the second week of May, when the grapes had reached their peak ripeness for optimal tannins and varietal aromas.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Complex aroma of red fruits, herbs tobacco, black pepper and spices
Palate Well structured, nicely balanced palate, with a particular mineral note. Its tannins are soft and the wine ends with a long, lingering finish.
Colour Purple
Fact Sheet
Grape Variety 92% Petit Verdot, 8% Carmenere
Alcohol % 14.5
Style Dry, Full Bodied
Estate/Producer Vina Perez Cruz
Country Chile
Region/AOC Maipo
Vintage 2012
Making Techniques One of the last lots to be harvested, the grapes for Chaski Petit Verdot are hand-picked during the second week of May, when the grapes have reached their peak ripeness for optimal tannins and varietal aromas. The bunches and berry manually selected, before grapes are dropped gently into tanks for fermentation. Careful pumpovers during alcoholic fermentation produce a texture that is both soft and concentrated. Total meceration time of 25 days. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels.
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drinking now or with 10 Years

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