ELEGANT. BALANCED. HIDDEN GEM.
Named after the precious stone Lapis Lazuli, this hidden gem of a Cabernet has the finesse of a First Growth French Cabernet for a fraction of the price.
91pts - Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selection
Named after the precious gemstone ‘Lapis Lazuli’, this wine is only made during the best vintage and has impressive character that only gets better with age.
Beautiful ruby red color. Elegant nose: black fruits like cassis, black cherry and plum. The palate shows good acidity and balance, ripe and soft tannins, floral and spicy notes with a long finish.
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The grapes are harvested from the section of the vineyard that surrounds the winery. This wine is aged for 16 months in new French oak, then aged in bottle until the winemaking partners agree it is ready for release. Lazuli, a name that pays homage to lapis lazuli the precious gemstone from Chile, is the jewel of Viña Aquitania.
Where: Maipo Valley, Chile
Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Elevation: 2100 feet
Age of Vines: 30 years
More about Aquitania
In the early 1990’s, two Bordeaux luminaries discoveredthe high caliber of Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile’s Alto Maipo region.They partnered with a native Chilean winemaker to make their dream a reality and set to work making one of the first small-production wineries in the region. Their cabs will be sure to remind you of Bordeaux, with Lazuli only being made during the best of vintages with the very best fruit.
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