COLOUR: Dark ruby red with violet highlights. With slow and numerous legs.

NOSE: Intense nose of cassis and blackberry, with dark chocolate, smoked notes and a touch of cilantro, jasmine and mustard seeds.

PALATE: Attractive soft mouth, half full palate, with voluminous balance and pleasant tannins.

FINISH: A long finish and a good bitterness.

COMMENTS: A wine that combines with elaborated dishes and spicy sauces; casserole, stew, pork or chicken and ripe cheeses. Serve within 3 years at 16-18°C (60-68°F).


Botalcura Winery was formed thanks to the passion of two men, Chilean businessman and wine lover, Juan Fernando Waidele and French winemaker, Philippe Debrus.

Botalcura is a small village in southern Chile, 3 hours south of Santiago and half an hour northeast of the city of Talca. The Coastal Range forms Maule Valley, from which Botalcura is set among rolling hills and surrounded by nature, it is also home to the elusive quail. A simple town formed by scarcely more than a row of houses along one side of a dirt road; inhabited by kind and extraordinary people, who inspires us and fills us with enthusiasm for sharing our dream of forming an exceptional winery along with them.

The word Botalcura means “large stone” in Mapundungun, the language of Chile’s native Mapuche people. Something hard and solid as rock speaks of the power of the gods and of what’s enduring. Both of these ideas come together in the wines of Botalcura Winery. The indomitable yet generous power of nature, the source of the intense and concentrated vines, combines with the certainty of transcending time, of making time an ally that will bear out the excellence of Botalcura Wines…


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