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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Maquis Carmenere 2009
Maquis Carmenere 2009
(search item no. 117409)
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Carmenere presents a complex, profound nose with spicy flourishes of cinnamon, clove, cocoa and red fruits. It is a vibrant, fresh wine with a long finish and tannins that come together to produce a smooth, beautiful, harmonious flavor.
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About Maquis:

The Hurtado family has owned the Vina Maquis vineyard for more than a century, but it wasn't until ten years ago that the family decided to make their own wine out of the terrific grapes in their own backyard. They built a gorgeous, state-of-the-art gravity flow winery and set out to make a "Super Chilean" blend using the vineyard's best red grapes.

Located in Valle de Colchagua, Vina Maquis's terroir is deeply influenced by its geographic position, as it is surrounded by the Tinguiririca River and the Chimbarongo Creek—two large waterways that once brought alluvial sediments from the Andes. Today, they act as pathways for cool coastal breezes that help moderate the warm Colchagua summers, contributing to the intensity and fruitiness of the wines.