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Lagar de Bezana Amalgama
Lagar de Bezana’s vineyard and winery are located in the Upper Cachapoal Valley, at the foot of the Andes Mountains at 650 m (2,100 ft) above sea level. The Cachapoal Valley has a Mediterranean climate with a warm, dry season from September to April. Rainfall is about 450 mm (20 in) per year, which falls mainly in winter, between May and August. One of the main characteristics of the climate close to the Andes are the large differences between day and night temperatures, which can be as much as 20ºC (40ºF) during the ripening season.
Our Amalgama Red Blend comes from our own 54 ha estate called “La Esperanza.” The soil at this end of the valley is alluvial in origin and was formed over 12.000 years ago, washed down from the Andes. It is extremely gravelly, well drained, and deep. Since the soils are very poor, plant vigor and yields are naturally restricted. Root growth and plant health is encouraged by careful drip irrigation when necessary. The grapes are harvested by hand and yields are 10 -12 tons per hectare.
The grapes are hand picked, destemmed, and deposited in stainless steel tanks where fermentation occurs over the course of 10 to 15 days. Temperatures are kept low, at 26º-28ºC (79º-82ºF). Alcoholic fermentation is followed by extended maceration for up to 7 days prior to pressing. The wines are kept on the lees during winter and malolactic fermentation is completed during spring following the harvest. Some of the wine is kept in barrels for additional complexity. The different lots are tasted and blended by our winemakers to create a wine of consistent quality every vintage. The wine is bottled unfined, and only light filtration is used.
In this blend, Cabernet Sauvignon gives freshness and length, rounded off with Syrah which also gives the blend a hint of spice and florality. Supple and made to be enjoyed from shortly after bottling.
Pairs with Beef, Pasta, Veal, Poultry
Use discount code BULKWINE on 12 or more bottles of wine.