Finis Terrae is a clear reflection of the Maipo Valley terroir expressed through the finest of Cousiño's Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from each vintage. It is a blend created by tasting hundreds of combinations of Cabernet and Merlot to achieve the ideal balance of fruit, acid, tannin, alcohol and oak.
About the Vineyard
The season 2012-2013 was very unique. The weather changes were positive in every aspect for the vineyard. The grapes were healthy, fresh and fruity with very balanced tannins.
75% of this wine comes from the oldest vineyards in Macul Estate, used for our Icon Lota, and 25% from other vineyards used for Antiguas Reservas from both Buin and Macul Estate. After a careful selection while harvesting, the grapes are transported in small boxes of 10 kg to the cellar, where they undergo a second selection of bunches and a third one of single berries. The selected berries are carried into stainless steel tanks for a long period of skin contact and settling without oxygen at 7°C (44.6°F).
Finis Terrae 2013 presents an intense and deep red bright color. It´s aromas are intense, reminding us to red berries, leather, liquor candy and toasted vanilla. The mouthfeel is thick and gentle, tannins are round and very present, it´s balanced with a very rich acidity which makes us enjoy a very long experience.
This is an excellent wine for intense preparation such as Filet mignon with red wine reduction or grilled Lamb chops accompanied by truffle potato skins.