Hacienda Araucano Clos de Lolol
Deep and brilliant red color with glints of crimson. The nose is fresh and elegant with hints of black fruit jam and tobacco. It is a wine that reveals itself in stages, bringing to light the complexity of this blend, with background hints of leather, white pepper and licorice. The overall effect is rounded off by aromatic power, displaying the elegance of the Lolol Valley.
Varietals: Syrah 35% - Carmenere 25% - Cabernet Franc 20% - Cabernet 15% - Petit Verdot 5%
Food Pairing: This is a well-rounded wine that can be enjoyed now or in up to six years time, accompanied by substantial dishes, game, in wine sauce or barbecued red meat.
Harvest: The grapes are handpicked into crates (12kg), then selected on double sorting tables. Vinification: Three kinds of maceration are carried out: cold maceration at very low temperatures (8-10°c), alcoholic fermentation where we carry out daily pumping-over and cap-plunging, and final post-fermentation skin maceration.
Ageing: After the regular malolactic fermentation and a short period on the lees, it is aged in French oak of 1 and 2 wines, for 18 months. Carmenere is aged in demi-muids (600L barrel).
Soil: The clay-limestone and stony soils are helpful to drain the rain water. Density: 5000 vines/ha.
Climate: A dry and hot climate, with daily temperature range from 15 to 20°C. A lot of sunshine and a cool wind coming from the sea that cools temperatures during the warmest hours of the day.
Average age of the vines: 12 years.
Yield: 6 t/ha, 42hl/ha.
Location: All grapes come from the estate at Hacienda Araucano at Lolol. Planted with no rootstock, the vines which we cultivate, are among the last vines of the world not to have known Phylloxera.