Alcance Bravura Proprietary Red Valle del Maipo 2013
|Region||Chile, Maipo Valley|
Bravura, or “courage” in Spanish, is sourced from a handful of our most exceptional vineyards in the foothills of the Andes – a pure expression of terroir that clearly demonstrates Chile’s rightful place among the world’s most distinctive sites. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, and Petit Verdot, Bravura is produced in limited quantities only in the best of vintages.
Bravura represents our commitment to producing world-class wines with local character. The 2013 vintage is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard 900 meters above sea level a unique location for the production of wines with superb aging potential. The elegant, austere nose, with delicate hints of dry nuts and oak, segues beautifully to the palate. The rich tannins lend an extraordinary structure to the wine, whose bold flavors sing through to the long, lingering finish.
Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carmenère, 2% Petit Verdot
On the nose, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Petit Verdot smells of spicy berry fruits and black plum along with chocolate and cedar. The palate is a touch drawing and tannic but in no way harsh or impeding. Spicy black-fruit flavors include notes of olive and herbs, while the finish delivers more of the same. Drink through 2022.
Tar, spice and dark berry character on the nose and palate. Full body, lots of fruit and a vanilla, berry aftertaste. It needs time to come together still as the wood stands out. A blend of Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot.
The 2013 Bravura is a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alto Maipo. It contains 5% Carmenere and 2% Petit Verdot and the vines are 11 years old planted in Pirque at 800 meters altitude at the foot of the Andes. It fermented in stainless steel tanks after a seven-day cold soak. The wine matured in French oak barrels, 35% of them new, for 18 months. This is the top of the range and shows a lot more oak than the varietal entry-level range. It's smoky and spicy, balsamic, too. It has a showy profile and a soft palate, approachable and with moderate acidity. Somehow this is more polished and sleek than the regular Cabernet but not necessarily better. 3,400 bottles were filled in September 2014.