Uncategorized July 28, 2009

Generaciones 2007 Expected in September

by Barry Chaiken

The Chaiken Vineyards 2007 Generaciones is expected to arrive on the East coast by the end of September. The wine was produced as part of a wine demonstration project started in 2007 at our vineyard. It gave us an opprotunity to create, package, and deliver wine in anticipation of our first vintage in 2010.

Although the wine was not produced from grapes grown at Chaiken Vineyards, it is an expression of our goal for our premium reserva wine, Gneraciones. I personally blended the wine to produce a high quality, long-lasting wine that marries well with food while being approachable on its own.

The wine is made from 50% malbec grapes (Valle de Uco, 1060 M), 23% merlot (Valle de Uco, 1170 M), 15% petit verdot (Lujan de Cuyo, 1050 M), and 12% cabernet sauvignon (Valle de Uco, 1170 M).  Maceration was for 28 days at 28°C. The wine was in barrel for 14 months with 50% new French oak and 50% first use oak.

Production is 300 bottles.

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