2014 Primero

Certified Sustainable

Axel wines have always been farmed sustainably. Our early motivation in using these green practices was easy: Sustainable grapes yield the cleanest and more pure varietals.

Notes from the Winemaker

The Axelsen family’s flagship wine.  Primero is a proprietary blend each vintage created from the very best fruit from each of our small lots across all of Chile.

Violet in color with aromas of herbed berries, and roasted nuts.  Full bodied palate, satiny and vibrant with silky tannins and balanced oak.


35% Cabernet Sauvignon
22%Cabernet Franc
17% Syrah
12% Malbec
10% Carmenere
4% Petit Verdot

Harvest: By hand
Vintage: April, 2014
Production: 500 cases
Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/L
Malolactic: Yes
Total Acidity: 5.7 g/L
Maceration: 72 hours pre-fermentation at 50F
Fermentation: Selected yeast, 65-75F, 10 days
Aging: 16 months in new French and American oak with an additional 12 months in bottle
Alcohol: 14%
pH: 3.55

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