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Lagar de Bezana Aluvion Gran Reserva 2012

Our Aluvión Red Blend comes from our own 54 ha estate called “La Esperanza.” The Cabernet Sauvignon vines originate from cuttings from some of the oldest and most prestigious Chilean vineyards, naturally low yielding with small and very concentrated berries. Our Syrah plantings are some of the oldest in Chile, of clonal material. Carmenère is grown on a small scale, to be used in blends, as they are more difficult to ripen. All the vines are ungrafted, and yields are 6 – 8,5 tons per hectare. The name “Aluvión” refers to the soil in this part of the valley. It is alluvial in origin and was formed over 12.000 years ago, washed down from the Andes. It is extremely gravelly, well drained and deep. Since the soils are very poor, plant vigor and yields are naturally restricted. The tannic structure and freshness of Cabernet Sauvignon is complemented with the softer and fleshier mouthfeel of Syrah. The small amount of Carmenère helps to round everything off. The wine is concentrated, fresh, well balanced and has a long finish.

 Producer Lagar de Bezana
 Region Cachapoal Valley
 Country Chile
 Varietals Cabernet SauvignonSyrah (Shiraz)Carmenère
 Alcohol 14% alc/vol
 Vintage 2012

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4 out of 5 starsReviewed on May 21, 2017
Very nice wine. Loved how the other grapes mellowed out the Cab.
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Our history starts in the 1990’s, when the entrepreneur Ricardo Bezanilla, owner of a radio station in Santiago, wanted to produce his own wine. He chose an area in the upper part of the Cachapoal Valley, at the feet of the Andes Mountains, where he grubbed up an apple orchard and planted Cabernet-Sauvignon,...

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