AQUITANIA LAZULI

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In the early 1990’s, Bordeaux luminaries Bruno Prats (Chateau Cos d’Estournel) and Paul Pontallier (Chateau Margaux) discovered the high caliber of Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile’s Alto Maipo region. They partnered with their colleague Felipe de Solminihac, a renowned Chilean agronomist, oenologist and winemaker in the region. They acquired 45 acres in the ‘Quebrada de Macul’, historically the heart of the Maipo Valley vineyards, and Viña Aquitania was born. In January 2003, Ghislain de Montgolfier (CEO of Bollinger Champagne), became the fourth partner.

The grapes are harvested from the section of the vineyard that surrounds the winery. This wine is aged for 16 months in new French oak, then aged in bottle until the winemaking partners agree it is ready for release. Lazuli, a name that pays homage to lapis lazuli the precious gemstone from Chile, is the jewel of Viña Aquitania.

Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer:
Aquitania
Import Partner:
Vine Connections
Color:
Red
Country:
Chile
Vintage:
2014

AQUITANIA LAZULI

AQUITANIA LAZULI Image

In the early 1990’s, Bordeaux luminaries Bruno Prats (Chateau Cos d’Estournel) and Paul Pontallier (Chateau Margaux) discovered the high caliber of Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile’s Alto Maipo region. They partnered with their colleague Felipe de Solminihac, a renowned Chilean agronomist, oenologist and winemaker in the region. They acquired 45 acres in the ‘Quebrada de Macul’, historically the heart of the Maipo Valley vineyards, and Viña Aquitania was born. In January 2003, Ghislain de Montgolfier (CEO of Bollinger Champagne), became the fourth partner.

The grapes are harvested from the section of the vineyard that surrounds the winery. This wine is aged for 16 months in new French oak, then aged in bottle until the winemaking partners agree it is ready for release. Lazuli, a name that pays homage to lapis lazuli the precious gemstone from Chile, is the jewel of Viña Aquitania.