- Tasting Note
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 2006 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.
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.
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.
2014 93 Points Tim Atkin, Chile
2014 96 Points - Ranking Best Cabernet Sauvignon / Best Valley of Curico Descorchados, Chile
2014 93 Points Robert Parker, USA
2013 92 Points Tim Atkin, UK
2013 92 Points Robert Parker, USA
2013 90 Points James Suckling, USA
2013 91 Points Decanter, Chile
2010 90 Points Wine Enthusiast, USA
2006 95 Points - Best Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile Descorchados, Chile
2006 Best Cabernet Sauvignon Descorchados, Chile
2006 Best Red from Chile Descorchados, Chile
2006 Best Red Wine in Curicó Descorchados, Chile