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A tribute to Manso de Velasco, Governor of Chile during the colonial period. A brave, enterprising man, known for his strength on the battlefield, and founder of the city of Curicó, where these vines grow. The Finca Manso de Velsaco estate is exclusively given over to Cabernet Sauvignon, which produces this intense, deep-colored wine. This wine is made using only grapes from vines that are over 115 years old. Its 2016 harvest was chosen as Chile’s Best Cabernet Sauvignon by Descorchados, Patricio Tapia’s wine guide.

Intense dark ruby color. Delicious aroma with the classic notes of black fruit preserves and hints of leather. Great elegance on the palate, with harmonious fruitiness and spiciness, and long, soft tannins, complemented toward the finish with delicate notes of toasted bread.

Distance from the coast: 85 kilometers.

Soil
The soil has a loamy/sandy texture with a high percentage of different sized pebbles, indicating that surface water once flowed very close by.
It has a moderately acidic pH with low organic matter content, making it soil with low fertility.
In the deep, slightly rocky and sandy soils, the hundred-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vinestocks produce limited quantities of grapes that show the typical characteristics of the variety.

Climate
The area has a warm, sub-humid climate, with very cold nights, according to its bioclimatic indices. The influence of the Andes can be felt at night, when the temperature drops close to freezing point.

  • 2016 Gold Medal Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters, UK

  • 2016 Gold Medal Catad’Or Santiago de Chile Wine Awards, Chile

  • 2016 91 Points James Suckling, USA

  • 2016 95 Points Descorchados 2017, Chile

  • 2016 92 Points LA CAV Mesa de Cata 2017, Chile

  • 2015 Gold Medal Catad’Or Santiago de Chile Wine Awards, Chile

  • 2015 Gold Medal, Best In Show For Chilean Red Mundus Vini 2015, Germany

  • 2015 94 Points Decanter 30 Great-Value Chilean Cabernet Sauvignons, UK

  • 2015 90 Points Wine Spectator, USA

  • 2015 93 Points James Suckling tasting, Chile

  • 2015 94 Points Descorchados 2016, Chile

  • 2014 Gold Medal Catad’Or, Santiago, Chile

  • 2014 Gold Medal Mundus Vini, Germany

  • 2014 90 Points Stephen Tanzer, USA

  • 2014 95 Points James Suckling, Chile

  • 2014 93 Points LA CAV Mesa de Cata, Chile

  • 2013 Gold Medal International Wine Challenge, UK

  • 2013 92 Points Guía Mujer y Vino 2014, Chile

  • 2013 91 Points Wine Enthusiast, USA

  • 2012 92 Points Descorchados, Chile

  • 2011 Gold Medal CINVE, Spain

  • 2010 Gold Medal Annual Wines Of Chile Awards, Chile

  • 2010 Gold Medal Mundus Vini, Germany