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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Maquis Lien 2007
Maquis Lien 2007
(search item no. 109048)

PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Maquis vineyard 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.

The fresh and expressive 2007 Maquis Lien is made from a blend of 32% Syrah, 25% Carmenere, 20% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot, and 8% Malbec. It is an elegant red wine that reflects the character of the Hurtado family's special plot of land. To make this complex wine, winemakers Alejandro Jofré and Ricardo Rivadeneira Hurtado cultivated vines that bear no more than 12 bunches of grapes per vine. Only the ripest grapes are picked, then sorted by hand at the winery.

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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.