Made from a blend of Nero D'Avola and Frappato grape varieties from old vines that at between 300 and 600m above sea level. The frappato is picked at optimum maturity with the Nero d'Avola grapes left on the vine to lightly with and natura
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Each release of Caballo Loco's Red Blend involves a solera system like make-up. Number 17 therefore comprises: 50% of number 16 and 50% of grapes from harvests from 2012 and 2013. New for number17 was Carignan from Melozal (a sub-region of Maule) and Syrah from Limarí. This variety brings to the Caballo Loco another dimension of complexity, with balanced freshness and acidity. The result is a wine of great concentration, quite unlike any other on the market. There is intense mature berry fruit on the nose and richness on the palate with velvety tannins, and so many layers of flavours that the wine is almost impossible to describe in detail. The secret blend of grapes from different vintages create intense aromas of dark cherry, coffee, and rich fruitcake. Full bodied on the palate with a beautiful lingering structure.
The first Caballo Loco Red Blend was produced back in 1994 (Caballo Loco number 1) and made from a blend of 50% of that year’s vintage with an aged blend from 1992. The result was bottle-aged for at least 18 months before release onto the market and being a blend of wines from different years, there is, of course, no vintage on the label.
The grapes for the premium Caballo Loco come from four different vineyards in central Chile. The blend of the new wine varies each time it is made. Number 1 for example was a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Pinot Noir, whilst later editions have contained varieties as diverse as Syrah, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Carménère. Only Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are ever-present, these being blended with the best grapes from the other varieties that were most successful in the particular year (and best suited to create the intended balance of the Caballo Loco).
|wine style||Full Bodied Red|
|wine grape||Bordeaux Blend|
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