Finis Terrae 2012

Cousiño-Macul

Finis Terrae is a clear reflection of the Maipo Valley terroir expressed through the finest of Cousiño's Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from each vintage. It is a blend created by tasting hundreds of combinations of Cabernet and Merlot to achieve the ideal balance of fruit, acid, tannin, alcohol and oak.

Tasting Notes

With a deep cherry color, the Finis Terrae showcases an intense nose of red fruit with subtle eucalyptus and spice. It also offers very elegant and discrete wood notes with clove. In the mouth it is very tasty and elegant, medium-bodied and succulent. Cherries stand out on the very long ending. Perfect for enjoying now, but can be cellared for nearly a decade. 

Food Pairing

Due to its high complexity, this wine has a wide range of dishes for pairing. Possessing a great body and structure it’s a great complement for any red meat. The subtlety of aromas and flavors would be a perfect partner for Italian pastries or a potato and pumpkin gnocchi gratin with Roquefort cheese sauce and parmesan.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Viña Cousiño Macul
Vineyard size:
Various acres
Soil composition:
Clay-Loam
Training method:
Espalier
Elevation:
1475 - 2060 feet
Vines/acre:
931 - 2,024
Yield/acre:
1.6 - 2 tons
Exposure:
North and South
Year vineyard planted:
Various
Harvest time:
March - April
First vintage of this wine:
1992
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Syrah
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
9-12 days
Fermentation temperature:
44.6 °F
Length of maceration:
12-18 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
55% new
Type of oak:
French oak - Seguin Moreau, Taransaud, Demptos and Saury
Length of aging before bottling:
14 months
Length of bottle aging:
1-2 years

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