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El Principal Memorias 2013

El Principal Memorias 2013 Chile  Central Valley  Maipo Valley Red Wine  Red Blend
Product ID: 31127
Region: Chile, Central Valley, Maipo Valley
Varietal: Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2013
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 15.0
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"The season was characterized by a cool spring and normal rainfall acording to the historical average and 20% higher compared to the previous season. The summer recorded moderate temperatures for the months of December and January followed by temperatures 3ºC below the previous season during the monts of March and April. This harvest, with slow ripening and good acidity grapes, allowed us to craft elegant and balanced wines. The grapes were handpicked in prime condition from April 10th. The clusters and grains were selected and transported gravitationally into the stainless steel tanks." - producer
"The red blend 2013 Memorias, cropped from a cool vintage when the grapes ripened slowly, is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot and 8% Syrah from vines planted in 1998 in Pirque in Maipo Andes. The wine aged in 225- and 500-liter French oak barrels, 60% of them new, for some 16 months. 2013 is marginally fresher than 2014 but not that different in the Pirque zone of Maipo where they have all their vineyards. It has a nice commercial profile, with a mixture of ripe fruit and creamy oak. The palate is juicy and balanced, with clean flavors and a soft, velvety mouthfeel. 50,300 bottles produced." - Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate

"A more structured Memorias with blueberry, currant and blackberry character plus hints of chocolate. Full to medium body, firm and lightly chewy tannins. Fresh finish. Better in 2018." - JamesSuckling.com
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Cabernet Francchicken, veal, ham, pork or grilled meatsBleu, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Fontina, goat cheese, Gorgonzola or Swisstomato based sauces, basil or curries
Cabernet Sauvignonred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat, or stewsCamembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Blue Cheese, or Roquefortmeat stocks, mustard, or pepper
Petit Verdotsheep and blue cheeses
Syrahred meat or gameCheddar, Asiago, Canestrato, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Muenster, Pecorino, Piaveda, Gouda or Parmesanpepper, mushroom or earthy sauces
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