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La Playa Axel Primero 2012

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750ML / 13.6% ABV
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750ML / 13.6% ABV

Winemaker Notes

beautifully rich crimson color. On the nose, elegant ripe dark fruit with balanced notes of nutmeg and wooden spices. In the mouth, a tight deck of lemony oak with raspberries and velvety tannins

Blend: 27% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Carmenere, 18% Petit Verdot, 13% Syrah

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TP 91
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Axel is La Playa's premium line. Generous, rich and complex with lively structure and notes of bright plum and spice. 27% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Carmenere, 18% Petit Verdot, 13% Syrah.
JS 90
James Suckling
A balanced and silky blend with berry, chocolate, spice, and hints of walnuts. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Very drinkable now but will improve with age. 27% cabernet franc, 23% cabernet sauvignon, 19% carmenere, 13% syrah, 18% petit verdot.
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La Playa, South America
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In 1952, patriarch Søren Axelsen left his native Copenhagen to travel the world. Eventually, he settled in California to grow his own grapes. But he never forgot the remarkable growing regions he had seen in Chile, in particular Colchagua Valley, which showed such great potential to produce world-class wines.

By 1989, he had realized his dream, founding Viña La Playa alongside his sons Peter and Eric. Viña La Playa of Chile is a partnership between the Axelsens and two promient Chilean winemaking legends: the Sutil and Errázuriz families. The winery encompasses 597 acres of prime property in the Colchagua Valley, where its vineyards enjoy a unique microclimate that fosters the growth of premium wine grapes.

With near-perfect growing conditions, Colchagua Valley has been described as "The Next Napa" (Wine Enthusiast, March 2002) as "arguably Chile's premier opportunity for world-class wine production" (Wine Spectator, April 30, 2002), and as "2005 Wine Region of the Year," yeilding "some of the most compelling wines in the world" (Wine Enthusiast, 2005).

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Rapel Valley, Chile

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Well-regarded for intense and exceptionally high quality red wines, the Colchagua Valley is situated in the southern part of Chile’s Rapel Valley, with many of the best vineyards lying in the foothills of the Coastal Range.

Heavy French investment and cutting-edge technology in both the vineyard and the winery has been a boon to the local viticultural industry, which already laid claim to ancient vines and a textbook Mediterranean climate.

The warm, dry growing season in the Colchagua Valley favors robust reds made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Malbec and Syrah—in fact, some of Chile’s very best are made here. A small amount of good white wine is produced from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

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With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

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