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Who makes

Dom Maximiano?

Errazuriz

Aconcagua Valley DO

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First Vintage: 1983 (?)

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Mainly Cabernet Sauvignon (75%)
- with Carmenere (10%), Petite Verdot (10%), and Malbec (5%)

Note:
- MS Theory question SF 2014

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Who makes

Le Dix?

Los Vascos
(Domaines de Barons Rothschild)

Colchagua Valley DO

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First vintage: 1996

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Bordeaux blend, usually Cabernet Sauvignon based (85+% on average).
First vintage was 100% Cabenet Sauvignon

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18 months in new barrels

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Who makes

Casa Real?

Santa Rita

Maipo Valley DO

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First Vintage: 2001 (?)
(wine-searcher)

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Cabernet Sauvignon
(on label)

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15 months in (95% new) French Oak

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Who makes

Don Melchor?

Concha y Toro

Puenta Alto DO
(Maipo, Valle Centrale)

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First Vintage: 1987 (?)

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Typically 95%+ Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance being Cabernet Franc.  Some years have seen 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, but not many.

Sees anywhere between 12-15 months in French Oak

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Who makes

Seña?

Errazuriz
(Joint effort with Robert Mondavi)

Aconcagua Valley DO

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First Vintage: 1995 (?)

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Bordeaux Blend that incudles Carmenere, too.

Beat Laftite and Chateau Margaux in a tasting in Belrin in 2004.  Considered one of Chile's most iconic red wines.

22 months in 100% new French Barriques

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Who makes

Alpha M?

Viña Montes

Santa Cruz DO
- Apalta single vnyd -

Colchagua, Rapel Valley
(Valle Centrale)

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First Vintage: 1996 (?)

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Bordeaux blend, usually Cabernet Sauvignon based (80% on average).

18 months in 100% new French Barriques

Not made every year, only when best wines can be made.
Not made in: 2002, and 2008

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Who makes

Kai?

Errazuriz

Aconcagua Valley DO

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First Vintage: 2005

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typically:
90+% Carmenere
5% Petite Verdot
sometimes Syrah is used too...

Note:
- Grown on the same vineyards used for Don Maximiano

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Who makes

Pehuén?

Santa Rita

Apalta (? - label)
Colchagua Valley DO (?)

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First Vintage: 2004 (?)
(wine-searcher)

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Carmenère
(on label)

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15 months in 100% new French Oak

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Who makes

La Cumbre?

Errazuriz

Aconcagua Valley DO

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First Vintage: 2001

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100% Syrah

Note:
- Grown on the same vineyards used for Don Maximiano

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Who makes

Clos Apalta?

Casa Lapostolle

 

Santa Cruz DO
- Apalta single vnyd -

Colchagua, Rapel Valley
(Valle Centrale)

 

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First Vintage: 1999 (?)

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Bordeaux blend with Carménère usually being the base.

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Wines are fermented in stainless steel for first fermentation.  They are then racked into 100% new French Barrique.  They naturally undergo malolactic in these barrels and are aged there for 20-24 months.

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Who makes

Viñedo Chadwick?

Errazuriz

Chile

- Made from plots in Puente Alto in Maipu

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First Vintage: 1999 (?)

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Named for Eduardo Chadwick, the son (and current President) of Errazuriz founder Alfonso Chadwick Errázuriz.  

Has his namesake since he convinced his father to plant over his beloved polo field to vines.

Was planted in 1992

Grown on Antumapu Soils:
Shallow strata of clay loam over a stone-filled riverbed of alluvial origin.  

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Wines are fermented in stainless steel for first fermentation.  They are then racked into French Barrique (77-100% new depending on vintage).  They naturally undergo malolactic in these barrels and are aged there for 17-22 months.

(source: Viñedo Chadwick website)

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Who makes

Purple Angel?

Viña Montes

Colchagua Valley,
Rapel Valley
(Valle Centrale)

(50% Apalta + 50% Marchigue)

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First Vintage: 2003 (?)

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Based on mainly Carménère, typically 90%+.

Typically aged for 18 months in 100% new French Barrique.
However; 2003, and 2004 new American Oak was also used (50% Amercian, 50% French)

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Name the top wines from 

Aconcagua

Don Maximiano
- Errazuriz -
[Aconcagua Valley DO]
(Mainly Cabernet Sauvignon ~ 75%)

Seña
- Errazuriz -
​[Aconcagua Valley DO]
{in Hijuelas Area...}
(Bordeaux Blend; incudles Carmenere)

Kai
- Errazuriz -
​[Aconcagua Valley DO]
(90+% Carmenere)

La Cumbre
- Errazuriz -
​[Aconcagua Valley DO]
(100% Syrah)

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Name the top wines from 

Maipo

Casa Real
- Santa Rita -
[Maipo Valley DO]
(Cabernet Sauvignon - 100%?)

Don Melchor
- Concha y Toro -
[Puenta Alto DO]
(Typically 95%+ Cabernet Sauvignon)

Viñedo Chadwick
- Errazuriz -
[Maipo Valley DO]
{all plantings in Puente Alto}
(Typically 90%+ Cabernet Sauvignon)

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Name the top wines from 

Colchagua

Pehuén
- Santa Rita -
Apalta...(vnyd)
{Santa Cruz, Colchagua}
(90%+ Carmenere)

Clos Apalta
- Casa Lapostolle - 
~ Apalta single vnyd ~
[Santa Cruz DO]
{Colchagua Valley}
(Carmenere based Bordeaux blend)

Alpha M
- Viña Montes -
[Santa Cruz DO]
{Colchagua Valley}
(typically 80%+ Cabernet Sauvignon)

Purple Angel
- Viña Montes -
[Colchagua Valley DO]
{50% Apalta/Santa Cruz + 50% Marchigue}
(typically 90%+ Carmenere)

Le Dix
- Los Vascos -
[Colchagua Valley DO]
(typically 85%+ Cabernet Sauvigon

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