Miguel Torres ‘Manso de Velasco’ Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon
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 Curico, 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 planted in 1900.
In the deep, slightly rocky and sandy soils, the old Cabernet Sauvignon vinestocks produce limited quantities of grapes that show the typical characteristics of the variety. The organic and dry-farmed vineyard functions as its own ecosystem. Many of the sizable holes in the trunks of the oldest vines have become nests for birds that protect the vineyard from disease and pests.
Aged in casks of French Nevers oak for a minimum of 18 months (45% new barrels, 55% 2nd fill) this shows an intense, dark ruby colour. exquisite fruity-spicy bouquet with the classic grape aromas of ripe dark fruits, blackberries, wild berry jam and subtle hints of leather Taste: uniquely elegant and powerful on the palate with velvety ripened tannins, in the end wonderfully long and persistent with an aromatic aftertaste of dark fruit, spices and fine toasted notes.
Descorchados: 96Pts; Robert Parker: 93Pts; Tim Atkin: 93Pts
Backed by a history rooted in winemaking culture in Spain, Miguel Torres Chile arrived in the Curico Valley in 1979 after searching for a new location. On this journey, as well as finding excellent climatic conditions, the family has committed to innovating in wine production, incorporating stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels.
Throughout Chile, our wineries have forged an identity and created unique products according to their climate, providing Miguel Torres Chile with varieties with the typical vinestocks and flavours of this country.
Today, Miguel Torres Chile also focuses its commitment on organic vine-growing and Fair Trade certification for various wines. These advances have helped the company to become more sustainable, and to implement several sustainable projects. With a presence in over 100 countries, the Miguel Torres Chile family winery has established itself over the past 30 years as one of Chile’s main producers of high-quality wines, through its products’ identity, respect for the environment, and social responsibility.