Bravura, or ‘courage’ in Spanish, is our flagship line, sourced from exceptional vineyards and produced in limited quantities in only the best of vintages. Complex aromas and flavors of deep black fruit, cassis, and cedar are perfectly balanced by rich, flavorful tannins. This is a deep, concentrated wine that is full of character. The unique label illustration represents the ‘Cueca’ dance, the national dance of Chile.
The Alcance Bravura Cabernet Sauvignon is a true reflection of the appellation from which it hails: the freshness imparted by the Maule grapes from our San Francisco estate vineyards is beautifully harmonized with fruit from the Maipo Valley we blended in for its superb structure. The vineyards are located 900-1,100 meters above sea level, a unique and well-regarded area to produce wines with high aging potential. The 2014 growing season had low yielding rainfall and higher temperatures than average, which meant lower yields and smaller concentrated grapes.
Harvested 100% by hand, Bravura is fermented in the traditional method, in small stainless-steel tanks and cold pre-fermentative maceration for six days. Barrel-aged in very fine grain French oak for 18 months. This is a deep, intense, complex wine with rich dried fruit aromas and flavors, it expresses notes of blueberries, plums, and dark Washington cherries, perfectly balanced by hints of sage and earthiness. On the palate, the powerful tannins give extraordinary structure to the wine, while still layered with a silky, wide, lingering, long, and voluptuous finish.