Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery in Chile amongst those established in the 19th century that continues in the hands of the original founding family. The name of the winery is derived from the family name of its founder (Matías Cousiño), plus the name given to the area where the esrare was built, within the Maipo Valley: the company name implies “the Cousiño estate at Macul”. The Cousiño Macul winery is today governed by the sixth generation, direct descendents of its founder, Matías Cousiño. As said by Arturo Cousiño, Chairman of the Board of Directors, “Our objective is to produce world-class wines that are authentically Chilean, wines that have true varietal character and express the unique terroir of the Maipo Valley.
What to drink with... Braised Aardvark.
A braised dish, such as a casserole or stew, tends to involved long, slow cooking so you’ll get many layers of flavours to make a rich, hearty mouthfeel.
This sort of meal needs a more complex, full-bodied wine, probably red. A blend is ideal, for example our Côtes du Rhône from Château de Montfaucon is made from Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah. Each grape variety brings a different characteristic and layer to the wine. If you prefer a single varietal wine, pick our punchy Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina or our scrummy Varner Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon from California. There’s plenty to choose from. Bon appetit!