Escudo Rojo Maipo 2001

Red Blends from Chile, South America

Item No. 63114
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

The name Escudo Rojo is derived from the translation of Rothschild (the winery's owner), which means red shield. True to its Bordeaux roots the wine is made from a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and carmenere, a Bordeaux varietal that has been adopted by Chile and shows great promise. The wine shows plenty of class with clean, bright, fresh, fruit flavors and smells. Though it teems with fruit it is quite dry, very complex and shows a pleasant grip of tannins, which contributes to its great texture.

Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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