Sunday, February 28, 2016

Kuyen 2013: A little organic gem from Maipo

Chile is often associated with Carmenere but there are many interesting other grapes grown there.  I recently came across the Kuyen 2013, a very rich blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere and Petit Verdot. It is a full-bodied red from Maipo valley made by a small and eco-friendly winery that grows certified organic grapes. Spicy, with notes of black pepper and lots of ripe red fruits like cherry. Also, hints of licorice and dark chocolate in the mouth. This wine has a good ageing potential and can pair well with a rib-eye steak, lamb stew and pork tenderloin. Highly recommended, especially for a dinner with spicy and meaty dishes!

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