Winemaker Dinner with Vina Perez Cruz of Maipo Valley, Chile

Thursday 5th of July

7 pm 

£75 per person for seven wines matched with seven courses

 Perez Cruz is Cabernet Sauvignon specialist from the Andes portion of the Maipo Valley of Chile.  Family-owned, Perez Cruz is famous for the production of red wines from mostly Bordeaux varieties that are bottled on site and reflect the character and identity of the Maipo Alto Valley.   The winery and vineyards are situated in a spectacular 'picture postcard location' in the rolling foothills of the Andes Mountains,  where the soils are deep, stony and poor in nutrients - GREAT for vines!  The Mediterranean-like climate offers dry and very sunny summers with vast swings between daytime and nighttime temperatures—the ideal combination for producing high-quality wines with ripe fruit and driving acidity. Rocky soils and a temperate microclimate create exceptional growing conditions. The cooling influence of the Andes mountain air mingles with mild Pacific Ocean breezes to create the conditions for slow ripening and long hang times, which lead to fresh, vibrant fruit flavours married to local aromatic herbs, mouthwatering natural acidity and polished tannins.

The bottom line is that these are exceptionally high-quality wines and we are delighted that the chief winemaker, German Lyon will be in attendance at Park House on the 5th of July.  

Seven courses and seven wines await!

Wines on show will include :

2017 Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 'Dona Mariana'

2015 Syrah 'Limited Edition'

2015 Carmenere 'Limited Edition'

2015 Cot 'Limited Edition'

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

2012 'Liguai'

2014 Petit Verdot 'Chaski'

Background detail

 The Pérez Cruz family’s primary objective is to express their estate’s personality through wines with character and identity. The wines are 100% single-estate origin, which affords the winery total control of the outstanding fruit which arrives at full maturity and with uniform ripeness. French-trained winemaker German Lyon, assisted by the occasional consult from Álvaro Espinoza, one of the leading biodynamic experts in the country, takes a gentle and diligent approach to handling the fruit, which flows through the multi-level gravity-fed winery without pumps.

The crown-jewel of the estate, the Liguai vineyard is nestled directly against the mountain foothills at just under 1,700 feet elevation. Here a mixture of alluvial and colluvial can be found, which give incredible complexity to a Red Blend and a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that is fermented on indigenous yeasts in a delicate mix of wood barrels both new and used.

Their “Chaski” Petit Verdot is a fascinating wine: a uniquely balanced and harmonious bottling of an often temperamental grape, grown on exclusively alluvial soils with a higher than usual percentage of clay. The word “Chaski” refers to the ancient Inca for “messenger,” and in fact celebrates an actual Incan “chaski” trail, marked by stone-lined paths as can be seen on the label, that is found on the family property.

The winery was built of native types of wood with two barrel-shaped central naves, exterior arches that evoke the passing of wind through trees, and stone foundations that recall the structures the Incas left behind in the area. Its sustainable design incorporates a gravity-flow process and has a three-million-litre capacity. By taking advantage of the conditions below ground, temperature and humidity are controlled naturally in the barrel cellar, which has a capacity for 5,000 barrels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish to book, please contact us directly on: 029 2022 4343 or enquiries@parkhouserestaurant.co.uk


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