Particularly hot and dry conditions in 2019 enabled the grapes to reach optimum maturity.
Lower than average rainfall, concentrated almost entirely during the winter, combined with slightly higher-than-average temperatures ensured perfect conditions for the vine growth cycle, enabling the grapes to reach optimum aromatic and phenolic maturity.
These exceptional conditions generated natural concentration while preserving balance and refinement, allowing the grapes to achieve the purest expression of the identity of each terroir.
As a result, the wines express all the generosity and power of Chile while remaining elegant and silky.
Offering excellent ageing potential, 2019 is one of the great Chilean vintages.
The wine is matured in 25% new and 75% 1-2-year-old barrels for 12 months.
Escudo Rojo Gran Reserva is a blended wine made from five different grape varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon (44%) and Cabernet Franc (2%), traditional Bordeaux varieties, give refinement and tannic power, while Carmenere (39%), Syrah (11%) and Petit Verdot (4%) bring body, density and a touch of spice.
Black fruit - Chocolate & coffee - Powerful - Generous
Brilliant, intense ruby-red.
Very intense and fruity, with a combination of red and black fruit notes of raspberry, cherry, blackcurrant and blueberries that meld with perfectly integrated, spicy aromas of rosemary and clove, underpinned by subtle hints of chocolate and coffee imparted by oak ageing.
This full-bodied, generous wine has a lusciously unctuous and rich mid-palate. The velvety tannins are silky and elegant, and fruity aromas of cherries and blueberries follow through to the long finish, accompanied by excellent acidity.