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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Antucura Calcura 2008
Antucura Calcura 2008
(search item no. 123114)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An intense and brilliant ruby red color. The nose perceives highly expressive ripe plums, cherries, strawberries with hints of spices and nuts. The palate entry is sweet, good concentration and volume, firm tannins that will give longevity.
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About Antucura:

Antucura means the ancient language of the Pehuenches - the first inhabitants of the area - "Stone of the Sun." We chose this name for our winery and lodge at Vista Flores because the vineyards that give the birth to our beloved wines grow here naturally, among stones and rocks. This special blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot was elaborated with both care and passion. It aged in new French oak barrels for twelve months before bottling, then stored until ready for release.

Our winery mingles with the terroir, the ancient viticultural traditions and the new vinification technologies. Born to be the matrix of super premium and ultra premium wines, our winery counts with top quality controls and extra care. Through a special gravity flow system the grapes are gently pressed and therefore wines are nurtured in unparalleled conditions.