July 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 11

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WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB • 1-800-949-9463
WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECTION
The first vines came to Chile by way of the
Spanish priest Francisco de Carabantes
in 1548. A few years later, Francisco de
Aguirre planted the first vineyards and
produced the first harvest in 1551.
Kunza has been one of the leading
wineries in Chile, crafting benchmark
wines in the process. Winemaker
Claudio Gonçalves graduated as an
agriculture engineer with a specialty
in winemaking from Chile’s Pontificia
Universidad Católica. He spent the
beginning of his career making wine
in Chile, Spain and New Zealand. His
international experience has been
important in contributing to the different
styles of wine in Chile. It also accounts for
Gonçalves’ embracing of new technology
while still adhering to tradition, which
continues to make Chile one of the
world’s most exciting winemaking areas.
Our blend may not be familiar to you,
but it is a staple in Chile. You’ve probably
never heard of Carmenere. But you
have heard of the grape that it is often
confused with, Merlot. Carmenere is an
ancient grape grown in Bordeaux and
was thought to be Merlot as recently as
1991. It was then discovered that it was
close, but not technically the same grape
- however the flavor profiles are similar.
This Gran Reserva is quite grand indeed.
From the deep purple color to the
imposing nose of chocolate and black
cherry to the amazing finish, it just keeps
on delivering. The best part is that if this
wine came from California, it would cost
twice as much.
Deep Cherry
Profound Cherry,
Cocoa
Now through 2018
Red Meat and Game
Very Dark
Big, Bold
KUNZA GRAN RESERVA
Region: Maule Valley, Chile • Alcohol:
13.9%
Cabernet/Carmenere, 2013
ITEM #: L0717R1IC
Retail Price:
Member Price:
Reorder Price:
$24.99/each
$22.48/each
$15.99/each
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