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... green salad.
Gone are the days when a Green Salad meant a few leaves of round lettuce. Then came Cos or Romaine, Raddiccio, Endive, and Fennel. Now we have young leaves of spinach, watercress and rocket to add a little spiciness. So which wine? With a vinaigrette, try our special Sicilian Tenuta di Fessina A’Puddara Etna Bianco made from the local Carricante grape or its neighbour Tannu Bianco: a blend of Chardonnay or Grillo. A creamy dressing will stand up to our Les Fleurs de Montblanc Chardonnay from the Languedoc-Roussillon or one of our rosés. If the salad is a mere accompaniment to the main dish, then go with the most intense flavour: steak and salad, pick a red.