Maquis Lien 2003

Red Blends from Chile, South America

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Item No. 86355
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    Winemaker's Notes

    The distinctive 2003 Marquis Lien is made from a finely tuned blend of 60% Syrah, 25% Carmenere, 9% Petit Verdot and 6% Malbec. It is a generous red wine that reflects the character of the Hurtado family's special plot of land.

    To make this fruity and concentrated blend, winemakers Ricardo Rivadeneira Hurtado and Alejandro Jofré have developed 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. The Lien is barrel aged for 12 months in French oak. Fewer than 2,000 cases of the 2003 Lien were produced. This is the winery's inaugural release.

    In Chile's native Mapuche language, lien means "silver metal"—a reference to colonial Spanish coins that were once melted to make fine jewelry, like the lizard on the Maquis label.

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    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...

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    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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