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Vina Los Vascos ‘Le Dix’ 2019

14.5% abv

Vol- 75cl

Complex and deep nose with plenty of nuance. A fine twist of balsamic with some graphite, cigar box and walnut to the background of cassis and sweet berries. Juicy and medium to full-bodied on the palate with fine tannins. 92% cabernet sauvignon and 8% Syrah.
94 Points, James Suckling

Le Dix de Los Vascos is Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) flagship red from Chile. The grapes are selected from vines over 70 years old located on a terroir called “El Fraile” (which translates as the monk).

All hand-picked and sorted, a long maceration for 20 to 25 days extracts maximum colour, flavour and aromtatics from the tiny yield these old vines produce. The quality of the tannins are then further enhanced by 18 months aging in French oak barrels (60% new) from Lafite’s own cooperage, Tonnellerie des Domaines in Pauillac, in Bordeaux.

The resultant wine is sophisticated and opulent, showing off what a very special plot of vines in the hands of master winemakers is capable of. This wine will be in stock in mid March and is ready to drink though it the will easily evolve and deliver a lot drinking pleasure over the next 10-15 years.

£44.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 9 remaining

In 1988, Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite took ownership of the los Vascos estate. Los Vascos means the Basques. It was so named because of its origins which are Basque. When he took over the estate, it covered an area of 2200 hectares. 220 of these had vines. Domaines Barons de Rothschild chose Chile after he had done much research regarding the best places to create the best local wines. To make this work, there were numerous visits to different properties; there was also extensive wine tasting before los Vascos was chosen.

Los Vascos has exceptional soil, and it is near the ocean. The weather conditions are also ideal, and the region has intense sun exposure. The water supply is adequate, the risk of frost is minimal, and the soils are semi-arid. This region is a few kilometres from the pacific, and its microclimate makes it one of the best places for wine production.

With the new team, new investments have been made. The vineyard was restructured. Over the years, water sources have been added with boreholes, and there is a weather station within the vineyard. The bodega is now modernised and enlarged to meet requirements for maturing and vinification.

In the late 2000s, there was a new dawn in winemaking because the vines had already matured. That, combined with the terroirs knowledge acquired over two decades, helped to engineer the approach in winemaking and the vineyards. Drip irrigation has been adopted to help grow even more grape varieties bringing more possibilities.

Los Vascos early intuition was driven toward producing fine wines. Los Vascos is more confident with the terroirs. The pioneering spirit is still alive. To pursue excellence, time and passion are key. In the foothill regions, there are plots with great potential, and plans are being made to engage in more planting projects to help meet the demand.

Reference #:
18739
Strength
14.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz / Syrah
Organic
Yes
Biodynamic
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Vegetarian
Yes
Sparkling
No

What do I pay for delivery?

Orders under £150 are charged an initial £9.95 incl. VAT.

Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £190 are charged an initial £12.00 incl.

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And can we change order.

Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).

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If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively, you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

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