The Auco wines are made with selected grapes from the best vineyards, located in the upper part of the Aconcagua valley. These wines reflect the delicate balance between varietal expression and ageing in oak barrels.
95% Carmenère and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Carmenère blends grapes from the slopes of Paidahuen hill (920 m a.s.l.) and from the riverbanks of the Aconcagua River. The combination of ripe, red fruit and well-structured tannins from the hillside vines, with the soft and elegant tannins from the riverbed estate, give us this complex wine full of subtle aromatic tones and personality.
Hand-picked and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel (28ºC), it was macerated for 18 days and then aged in 50% French and 50% American 225-litre oak barrels for 12 months. After the bottling this wine was aged for at least 3 additional months before release.
Deep aromatic complexity, black olive, black pepper, black currant and plum. Full-bodied and robust; dense and chewy tannins.
Food Paring Suggestions A flattering wine that will bring out the best in a honey-roasted ham or pork in a mustard sauce.