Casa Bauzá Atrevido 2018

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In Chile, most wineries make a flagship ‘Ensamblaje’ wine, which is a blend of different red grapes.

For the Atrevido, winemaker Natalia Poblete takes the absolute best expression of each variety, from the best tanks and barrels, and blends them together to make the ultimate red wine.

The blend changes slightly each year depending on what tastes best.

Natalia took a full month to decide on the 2018, and she finally settled on:

  • 28% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 21% Syrah
  • 21% Petit Verdot
  • 16% Carmenere
  • 11% Carignan
  • 3% Cabernet Franc

Natalia used to be assistant winemaker at Santa Rita, where she travelled all over Chile making huge blends. On her travels she discovered certain vineyards that really stood out versus others.

So when she took over as head winemaker at Casa Bauzá in 2014, she knew exactly which growers to work with for their Ensamblaje wine.

And wines like this won her Chile’s Young Winemaker of the Year in 2018 - confirming her as one of the country’s most exciting emerging talents.

If you like the bright, ripe fruit of a new-world red, along with the power and concentration of southern France or Italy, you’ll love this.

Type

Red

Grape(s)

28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Petit Verdot, 21% Syrah, 16% Carménère, 11% Carignan and 3% Cabernet Franc

Country

Chile

Region of origin

Maipo Valley

Appellation

Vintage

2018

Alcohol %

13.5

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

16 months

Type of Oak

45% in Stockinger French oak foudres of 5000 and 2500 liters, 55% in French oak barrels of different uses and from different cooperages.

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

None

Average age of vines

20 year old vines

Average altitude of vines (m)

650 mm

Soil type(s)

Maipo soils: loam soil featuring clay and stones of colluvial origin, planted in 1998, trellis, 1.8 kg per vine; Maule-Cauquenes soils: deeply granitic, featuring quartz, planted in 1950, head trained, 1.5 kg per vine

Closure Type

Natural cork

Is this wine organic?

Carménère grapes are organic

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

No

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential (years)

10 years

Ideal drinking window (e.g. 2022-2030)

2020- 2026

Head winemaker of Casa Bauza and Chile's Young Winemaker of the Year in 2018

Read more about Natalia here

We highly recommend pairing the wine with spiced dishes, grilled meats like duck, lamb, cow. Sides: roasted potatoes, mushroom risotto, grilled vegetables.

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Customer Reviews

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Brian Doyle (Cork)
A nice surprise

A surprisingly complex wine with a nice flavour but not too heavy.

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Martina Nolan (Tralee)

Very tasty, full of flavour. Enjoyed it with family who were complimentary to my find.
Will purchase again

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Michael (Deansgrange)

A classy Chilean blend....very easy to drink. The cabernet sauvignon comes through strong with a distinctive blackcurrant taste , a little on the sweet side but balancing this with the keen price this is a very enjoyable wine.

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