Late Harvest

Finis Terrae - Riesling, Viogner

This Late Harvest follows the elegant tendency of Cousiño Macul. It´s a selection of the best vineyards of Riesling, taking advantage of the reach acidity of this variety to balance the sweetness, and new French oak that pairs excellently with its fruitiness.

Technical Data

  • Maipo Valley
  • Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling
  • Alcohol: 13 % v/v
  • pH: 3,54
  • Total Acidity: 6,38 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 84,77 g/l

Harmonies

Excellent companion for blue cheese or roquefort, but also for desserts balanced in their sweetness and acidity like dark chocolate mousse with strawberries or other kind of preparation with acid-sweet fruits. We recommend to enjoy it at a temperature of 8-14°C (46.4-57.2°F).

viña cousiño macul

Oenologist’s notes

The season 2012-2013 was very unique. The weather changes were positive in every aspect for the vineyard. The grapes were healthy, fresh and fruity with very balanced tannins.

Winemaking

To produce this Late Harvest, the Riesling grapes were harvested manually in small 10 kilo troughs that went through a selection process in the cellar. Before starting any other process, they were stored and frozen for approximately 3 months. At the end of this period the frozen grapes were pressed, obtaining a must with high sugar content, dense, clean and very aromatic. Fermentation took place in new French oak barrels, slowly and gradually. The wine was left in the barrels for approximately 16 months and was later clarified and bottled.

Tasting notes

Of an intense golden color. This Late Harvest, as it´s predecessors, presents aromas of great intensity and a variety of different scents. The aromas remind us to orange peel, citrus jam, raisins and papaya. In mouth, it is a sweet, oily and filling wine; immediately equilibrated by the high acidity of our Riesling and providing freshness in the total mouthfeel. This notes are complemented with subtle minerality and tannins, finishing with a very long fresh and kindly toasted aftertaste.
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