Aspect: Crimson, with intense dark red highlights.
Nose: The nose opens on an elegant combination of red and black fruit aromas, followed with airing by elegant spice and roasted coffee-bean notes.
Palate: Ripe red and black fruit flavours emerge on the attack, followed on the midpalate by powerful black fruit mingled with delicate spice and roasted coffee-bean notes. The fruit flavours found on the attack return, underpinned by beautifully refined tannins which give length and elegance to the finish.
Harvesting By Hand: The grapes are hand-picked then brought to the bodega. They are hand-sorted several times then destemmed and lightly crushed before vinification.
Character And Personality: Vinification takes place in the Bordeaux manner at controlled temperatures in order to preserve all the aroma, flavour and freshness of the fruit. Blending, a crucial stage in defining the Escudo Rojo style, aims to combine Chilean character with Bordeaux elegance to create a round, fruity and elegant wine with a distinctive personality.
Maturing: Half the vintage is matured in one-year-old oak barrels for 12 months.
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Cabernet Franc (2%), Carmenere (38%), Syrah (20%)
Alcohol 13 %
Glazed duck breast with spices and Sichuan pepper, braised shoulder of lamb, chocolate cake, cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16 - 17° C