Bouchon Skin Semillon (750ml)
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Bouchon Family Vineyards’ history began with an adventurous young French man’s dream almost a century and a half ago. Emile Bouchon left his little home of small winegrowers in Arveyres, near Burdeos, France, to board on a ship, towards Chile in the spring of 1887. Emile came hired as a winemaker adviser and throughout many years of efforts, he was able to purchase an antique wine cellar in Colchagua Valley, turning it into one of the most prominent vineyards of that time. His his children and eventually his grandson would continue his legacy. His grandson Julio studied enology in Bordeaux and expanded the Bouchon project. He fell in love with the granitic soils in the interior dry area in Maule Valley, acquiring Mingre state in 1977, a distant property, which had old dry farming vineyards, besides a cement tanks cellar and simple adobe constructions, some of them from the middle of the XIX century.
Today the winery is operated by the fourth generation of the Bouchon family and a team of expert viticulturalists and winemakers working on continued innovation in the vineyards and winery with the goal of producing delicious wines.
Skin it’s a wine with character from the visual aspect, aroma and well structured palate. Pours light gold-amber in the glass. Aromas of pear intermingle with white pepper and anise. The skin contact during winemaking gives structure to the palate, a subtle pleasant astringency and complexity. The fruit flavours are complimented by savory qualities and a saline finish. Pair with coconut curries, jerk chicken or earthy vegetarian mains like spanakopita or lentil stew. Also a great wine for a classic charcuterie and cheese plate.
Made from 100% Semillon grapes grown in Batuco, located just 30 kms from the pacific ocean. The soils are high in granite with little sand. The grapes are handpicked in small crates, wild fermented and then aged for 12 months on their skins in a 700-litre clay amphora, which provides a subtle micro-oxygenation and complexity. This is a pure and natural old wine; no added yeasts, no additives, no sulfur, no fining and no filtration.