Viña Cousiño Macul
Founded in 1856, Cousiño-Macul is the only 19th century winery in Chile that remains in the hands of the original founding family. The building of the Macul winery was entrusted by Luis Cousiño to a French architect firm in 1870. Located in the centre of the estate, it was built using bricks and limestone bonded with lime and pebble; a mixture of sand and egg white. The cellar was built seven metres deep with double walls where air flow circulates to create a passive ventilation system. This ensures a constant temperature of 14 ° C and humidity close to 75% for optimal wine ageing in barrels. This marvel of the nineteenth century is considered one of the most efficient and grand cellars of the world. After seven generations and over 150 years, Cousiño-Macul’s mission rings clear — to produce world-class wines that are unmistakably Chilean, carrying the distinctive character of the Maipo Valley.
An elegant violet color and a complex aroma composition, this red wine has a fruity nose, filled with cherries, plums and spices. In the mouth it is elegant with firm tannins. This wine is medium bodied, with an excellent balance between fruit and oak.
Delicious with moussaka or risotto