Grapes have been cultivated in the area of Macul since 1564, when the king of Spain granted the Hacienda Macul to Juan Jufré, a Spanish “conquistador” However it wasn’t until 1856 when Luis Cousino purchased the 1000-acres Macul Estate which already had 54 acres planted with vines.
14 years later the winery was built, followed 2 years later by an underground cellar. In 1970, after the Chilean land reform and with an imminent threat of expropriation of the Cousiño Winery, Carlos Cousiño Subercaseaux along with his father takes on the task to keep the family legacy alive until this very day.
This wine is named after one of Cousiño Macul founder’s, Mrs. Isidora Goyenechea, Luis Cousiño’s widow. The vine cuttings of Sauvignon Gris were brought from the region of Graves, in Bordeaux; along the years we have seen how they have adapted in an extraordinary way to the Maipo Valley.
The 2013-2014 season had a dry winter, a very cold spring and summer with high temperatures. The only relevant 2013 winter rainfall occurred at the end of May 2013, the remaining months rains were scarce. However, there were no problems to supply the vineyard with adequate watering. Temperatures were generally moderate allowing a gradual and optimal ripening of the grapes. The lack of rainfall during the final period of grape ripening and harvest allowed an optimal health of the grapes.
This is a wine with a bright and clean pale yellow in the company of slight greenish reflections. It has a medium to high aromatic intensity which highlights fresh fruit aromas such as peach, pineapple and lime, mixed with soft aromas of white flowers. The palate is enveloping and feels soft and elegant with a sparkling acidity that balances well with the fruit flavours. Long and juicy finish.
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Name Cousiño-Macul Isadora Sauvignon Gris Country Chile Region Valle del Maipo ABV% 13.5% Vintage 2016 Grape Variety 100% Sauvignon Gris Size 750ml Dietary Information No