Cousiño-Macul Dama De Plata 2015

Season 2014-2015 had the highest temperatures and least amount of frosts in the last 3 years.  It's main characteristics were the absence of rainfalls during the flowering and harvest period, giving us very healthy grapes to work with. 

High temperatures got our grapes faster to optimal ripening, giving to our wines a discreet acidity, structured tannins and higher aromatic intensity.  

Wine Production

100% of this wine comes from a specific vineyard in Buin, specially managed and dedicated to the best Cabernet Sauvignon of this Estate.  The Malbec and Syrah come from small blocks of varieties.  After a manual harvest it passes through a strict selection inside the cellar, a maceration at low temperature (44.6 F) that takes one week then the fermentation is started at an average temperature of 77 F.  This process takes 12 days and is finished with a post-fermentative maceration for greater extraction of color and aromas for two weeks.  After maceration, 100% of this wine is transfered to second use French Oak barrels, where is ages for 12 months while it goes through a full malolactic fermentation.  After this period in barrels, it is transfered to stainless steel tanks for stabilization and it is finally bottled. 

Tasting Notes

Of an elegant violet color and a complex aroma composition, Dama de Plata has a fruity nose, filled with cherries, plums and spices.  In mouth you will find elegant and firm tannins.  This wine is a medium bodied wine, with an excellent balance between fruit and oak.  

Food Pairing

Due to its varietal characteristics, this wine is perfect for filet mignon with grilled vegetables, beef Wellington accompanied with twice baked potatoes, moussaka and risotto trifolati.  

Production Info
Soil composition
Calcareous, Sand, and Stony
Year vineyard planted
Various
Bottles produced of this wine
20,400
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 5% Syrah
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12 days
Fermentation temperature
45 °F
Maceration length
26
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12 Months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
2.7 g/L

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