Isidora Rosé

Isidora - Merlot

This wine is named after one of Cousiño Macul founder’s, Mrs. Isidora Goyenechea, Luis Cousiño’s widow. This Rosé is a wine with a seductive pink color and low alcohol. This variety should be served chilled, making it a good choice for spring and summer.

Technical Data

  • Maipo Valley
  • Varietal Composition: 85% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot
  • Alcohol: 12 %
  • Total Acidity: 4,57 g/l
  • pH: 3,30
  • Residual Sugar: 1,36 g/l

Harmonies

Excellent choice as aperitif accompanying salmon or red carpaccio or some cherry tomatoes with goat cheese brochettes. Good also or tasting with Japanese food as sushi or tuna sashimi and green salad with ricotta.

viña cousiño macul

Winemaker’s notes

The climate during season 2015-2016 was not usual comparing it with past years. The main effects were over the health of the grapes due to strong showers during April; a delay in the ripening period due to a cold spring; and lower general yield due to both conditions. All our wines are expected to develop very well ending up fresh and with good natural acidity. In the case of whites, they will show lower alcohol levels. In the case of reds, they will be elegant with flower notes and fruity. In general, we´ll get lower yields but high quality wines, representatives of the climate conditions, origin and variety.

Winemaking

This wine is produced from ripe fruit of Merlot, following the same production methods used in white wines after a short maceration with skins. Grapes are selected and crushed to produce a must before entering the fermentation tank. After several hours the juice is extracted. The liquid is allowed to settle and yeast is added. Fermentation takes place for about 35 days at a temperature that averages 12-14°C (55-57°F). The wine is aged for 3 months in stainless steel tanks and its bottled young and fresh to preserve its characteristics.

Tasting notes

Bright pink with orange rims. This Rosé has medium intensity aromas, where it’s possible to perceive strawberry, pink grapefruit and some floral notes. In mouth, it is very soft with a medium-high acidity, presenting notes of raspberry.
Back