Petite Sirah

Bougainville

Petite Sirah

Vintage

  • 2013
    • Winemaker's comments:

      The 2013 vintage of Bougainville is 95% Petite Sirah and 5% Syrah. The roundness and sweetness of the latter complements the verticality of the former to completely fill the palate. The nose shows tremendous elegance, with lively aromas of black fruits in balance with sweet spices as well as nuances of earth and smoke mixed with the balsamic notes that are characteristic of Maipo. On the palate, an initial friendly sweetness leads to juicy acidity, and smoky notes, chocolate, and spice appear on the long finish. It is still a very young wine, but the great structure of soft, ripe tannins as well as the bright acidity reveal a long life ahead during which time the charmingly rustic tannins will become smoothly polished.

    • Vinification:

      The wine was vinified by traditional methods in stainless steel tanks with cold maceration prior to fermentation. The first stage of the extraction began at the highest range of temperatures, which were lowered toward the end to preserve the fruitiness of the variety. Upon completion of alcoholic fermentation, the new wine remained on its skins for a post-fermentation maceration followed by 18–19 months of aging in new, medium-toast French oak barrels from different cooperages (Dargaud, Sylvain, and Taransaud) and origins (Nevers and Alliers). The wine was returned to the stainless steel tanks to rest for two months prior to bottling.

    • Technicals details:

      • Alcohol: 14.3%
      • pH: 3.41
      • Total Acidity: 3.77 g/l ( expressed in Sulfuric Acid)
      • Residual Sugar: 2.99 g/l

    • Suggested food:

      Bougainville is ideal with hearty, slow-cooked meats, spit-grilled lamb, and cheeses.

  • 2010
    • Winemaker's comments:

      The 2013 vintage of Bougainville is 95% Petite Sirah and 5% Syrah. The roundness and sweetness of the latter complements the verticality of the former to completely fill the palate. The nose shows tremendous elegance, with lively aromas of black fruits in balance with sweet spices as well as nuances of earth and smoke mixed with the balsamic notes that are characteristic of Maipo. On the palate, an initial friendly sweetness leads to juicy acidity, and smoky notes, chocolate, and spice appear on the long finish. It is still a very young wine, but the great structure of soft, ripe tannins as well as the bright acidity reveal a long life ahead during which time the charmingly rustic tannins will become smoothly polished.

    • Vinification:

      The wine was vinified by traditional methods in stainless steel tanks with cold maceration prior to fermentation. The first stage of the extraction began at the highest range of temperatures, which were lowered toward the end to preserve the fruitiness of the variety. Upon completion of alcoholic fermentation, the new wine remained on its skins for a post-fermentation maceration followed by 18–19 months of aging in new, medium-toast French oak barrels from different cooperages (Dargaud, Sylvain, and Taransaud) and origins (Nevers and Alliers). The wine was returned to the stainless steel tanks to rest for two months prior to bottling.

    • Technicals details:

      • Alcohol: 14.3%
      • pH: 3.41
      • Total Acidity: 3.77 g/l ( expressed in Sulfuric Acid)
      • Residual Sugar: 2.99 g/l

    • Suggested food:

      Bougainville is ideal with hearty, slow-cooked meats, spit-grilled lamb, and cheeses.

Vineyard: Maipo

    • Location:

      40 km. to the south of Santiago in the piedmont of the Andes.

    • Surface:

      1,282 ha.

    • Varieties:

      Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc.

    • Climate:

      Semi-arid Mediterranean climate. Cold winter with moderate rains, warm and dry summer. Thermal oscillation which can exceed 20 ºC (68 º F).

    • Average annual temperature:

      13,9 ºC (57 ºF).

    • Average annual rainfall:

      400 mm.

    • Soil:

      Alluvial soil/ Colluvial soil.