Chile
Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Maipo Chile
Santiago

Escudo Rojo Chili red wine 2016

Escudo Rojo 2016

Escudo Rojo is a fine blend of traditional grape varieties grown in our own vineyard and in rigorously selected parcels by our partners. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah and Cabernet Franc grapes are selected by our technical team and vinified in the Baron Philippe de Rothschild Maipo Chile bodega. Year after year, that subtle combination yields a round, complex and concentrated wine with attractively expressive fruit.

Tasting notes

  • Aspect : Dark red with a crimson tint.

  • Nose : The highly complex nose opens on an elegant combination of ripe red and black fruit aromas together with delicate toasted hazelnut notes.

  • Palate : From an attack on expressive, ripe red fruit notes such as cherry and raspberry, the packed and rich mid-palate reveals an array of red and black fruit flavours accompanied by subtle coffee notes. Toasted hazelnut notes make an attractive return, bringing length and balance to a finish underpinned by refined tannins.

Menu suggestions

Glazed duck breast with spices and Sichuan pepper, braised shoulder of lamb, chocolate cake, cheeses.

Escudo Rojo Chilean red wine cabernet sauvignon 2016

Escudo Rojo Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This typical Bordeaux grape variety prospers in Chile’s famous Maipo Valley. The perfect expression of a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine gains in roundness and refinement with age.

Tasting notes

  • Aspect : A dark-hued red-purple.

  • Nose : The refined and complex nose opens on an array of red and black fruit aromas accompanied by hints of mocha.

  • Palate : The rich attack reveals attractive notes of ripe red fruit such as raspberry and morello cherry. The succulent mid-palate expresses powerful black fruit flavours such as blackberry and blackcurrant, accompanied by a touch of liquorice, leading into a highly-refined finish on black fruit and roast coffee notes underpinned by elegant tannins.

Menu suggestions

Tournedos Rossini, pan-fried duck breast flavoured with black tea, veal cutlet with candied walnuts.

Escudo Rojo Chilean red wine carmenere 2016

Escudo Rojo Carmenere 2016

Having disappeared from Bordeaux vineyards in the 19th century, Carmenere has made a miraculous recovery, becoming Chile’s signature grape. Escudo Rojo Carmenere is sourced from a selection of the best parcels in the Rapel Valley, giving the wine all its character and intensity.

Tasting notes

  • Aspect : Dark crimson with a purple hue.

  • Nose : The nose opens on powerful black fruit aromas, such as bilberry and blackberry, followed and enhanced by refined roast coffee and mocha notes.

  • Palate : A rich and powerful attack on attractive notes of beautifully ripe black fruit leads into a round and dense mid-palate on which lingering black fruit flavours are joined by attractive spice notes such as black pepper and paprika, typical of the Carmenere grape. The elegant finish, underpinned by highly refined tannins, is marked by a return of the mocha notes found on the nose.

Menu suggestions

Spicy beef and vegetable stir-fry, paprika chicken, partridge with mushrooms, vegetable curry.

Escudo Rojo Syrah red chilean wine

Escudo Rojo Syrah 2015

This typical Chilean grape variety is well-known for producing  high quality wines with remarkable depth of flavor and concentrated tannins. Escudo Rojo Syrah is sourced from rigorously selected parcels in the “Valle del Maipo”.

Tasting notes

  • Aspect : An attractive, dense and glittering ruby red with violet highlights.

  • Nose : The intense and complex nose subtly combines black fruit and blackberry aromas mingled with discreet black pepper, mocha and vanilla notes.

  • Palate : From a fresh and generous attack, the powerful and succulent midpalate harmoniously reveals the subtle balance between elegant tannins and aromatic black fruit, spice and coffee flavours. The long and elegant finish expresses all the class of Maipo Valley Syrah.

Menu suggestions

Provence-style rib of beef, rabbit fricassée with thyme, spicy aubergine caviar, chocolate cake.

Escudo Rojo Chardonnay 2015 white chilean wine

Escudo Rojo Chardonnay 2015

Escudo Rojo Chardonnay is sourced from a selection of the best parcels in the Casablanca Valley, the region in Chile most renowned for the quality of its Chardonnay. With  its Bordeaux style, Baron Philippe de Rothschild has created an elegant and highly refined wine.

Tasting notes

  • Aspect : A lovely golden yellow.

  • Nose : Very powerful, this complex nose opens on exotic fruits like mango and pineapple combined with delicate notes of toasted bread.

  • Palate : From an elegant and powerful attack on notes of pineapple, mango and toasted almonds, the mid-palate reveals all its creamy smoothness and power, developing peach flavours with touches of toasted bread.

Menu suggestions

As an aperitif, chicken in creamy girolle mushrooms sauce, sole in brown butter with chopped herbs.

Escudo Rojo white chilean wine sauvignon blanc 2016

Escudo Rojo Sauvignon blanc 2016

Escudo Rojo Sauvignon Blanc expresses the terroir of the Casablanca Valley. Within the valley, renowned for its white wines, Baron Philippe de Rothschild has selected the best parcels in order to create a stylish, mineral and balanced wine.

Tasting notes

  • Aspect : An attractive yellow with a silvery sheen.

  • Nose : The wine’s aromatic power is immediately apparent as white blossom aromas mingle with refined and elegant mango and guava notes.

  • Palate : The elegant and powerful attack reveals the same flavours as on the nose, joined by delicate touches of citrus fruit which bring roundness and density to the mid-palate. Refined tropical fruit flavours linger on the beautifully long finish.

Menu suggestions

As an aperitif, sole in lemon butter, carpaccio of scallops, goats cheese.

Escudo Rojo Rosé chilean wine 2016

Escudo Rojo Rosé 2016

Escudo Rojo Rosé combines all the distinctive character of Chile with the elegance of the Bordeaux style. Syrah and Carmenere, typical Chilean grape varieties, bring character, freshness and spicy notes, while Cabernet Sauvignon, the signature Bordeaux variety, gives the wine its refinement and lushness.

Tasting notes

  • Aspect : An attractive, bright and glittering pink.

  • Nose : The intense and highly complex nose opens on redcurrant and mackerel notes, going on to develop cherry and strawberry aromas.

  • Palate : From a powerful and generous attack on raspberry and bilberry flavours, the full and dense mid-palate expresses notes of red berry fruit, blackberry and fresh cherry with a touch of sweet spices.
    Fresh red fruit flavours return powerfully on the long and complex finish.

Menu suggestions

Seared tuna with stuffed tomatoes, caramelised chicken with pineapple carpaccio, fig and raspberry almond tart.