Oro de Los Coipos 2011
Tremonte "Oro de Los Coipos"
Appelation: D.O. Peumo – Cachapoal Valley
Mount Rekewa Single Estate
Deep purple Malbec hints dance through the inky Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a big wine with bold fruit, firm tannins and abundant flavours intermingled with a well balanced yet evident oaky backbone.
This wine was aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels and is a fantastic expression of the rocky, hilly terrain, the extremely low production and lack of fear to show a wine that is big in every sense.
Average: 5.0 tons/Ha:
Malbec; picked from the piedmont east face.
Cabernet Sauvignon; picked from Plot #3, from piedmont to high slopes on the north-east face.
Malbec 45%, Cabernet Sauvignon 55%
Cellar age up to 10 years
Serve at 16°C to 18°C, decant
The vineyard nestles into the Monte Rekewa in the southern extreme of the Cachapoal Valley and is fed by the Rekewa River which is the natural border between the Cachapoal and Colchagua valleys. It is the first major elevation looking from east to west from the Andes Mountains. The rugged Estate has poor, rocky soils making it ideal for the production of expressive, concentrated wines. Precipitous slopes of 45° to 51° create lower water retention which produces smaller, more concentrated grapes. The vineyard fluctuates from 300 to 500mts above sea level. The afternoon summer breeze that sweeps off the Andes mountains also provides slower grape maturation. The weather is delightful throughout the grape maturing months, with temperatures around 30°C in the day time that decrease to approximately 14°C at night. The grape varieties planted on this unique terrain are Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Carmenere, Merlot and Viognier.