Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Malbec
Variety: Red Wine
The history of winemaking in Chile begins in 1543 and has at its epicenter in the central and south regions of the country. In some corners of these areas, traditional vineyards still dominate the countryside, serving as proud reminders of our heritage. The combination of sustainable agriculture techniques- like using horses to work the land and dry- farming-and planting vineyards with a blend of grape varieties, some over 60 years old, produced wines with unmatched personality and excellent individuality.Alcohol: 13,5%
Cellaring Recommendations: Drink now or cellar for 10 years.Serving Temperature: 16°C
Serving Suggestions: This wine would be perfect with wild boar chops, meat and mushroom lasagna or a lamb stew.
Decantation: Recommended.ORIGIN The grapes come from a small vineyard planted in 1945 and located in the Coastal Range of Limavida -Maule Valley at 220km southwest of Santiago.
GRAPE VARIETIES Field Blend. Approximately 85% Malbec and 15% other grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere.
HARVEST The grapes were harvested on 13th March.AGEING The wine is aged in 5.000 liter Austria (Stockinger) foudres for two years.
WINEMAKING The grapes are de-stemmed and then gently pressed, undergoing cold maceration for seven days. Alcoholic fermentation is then carried out with native years and afterwards, the wine is left in contact with the skins for 60 days.SOIL This soil profile is quite deep, with clay and granite deposits wich give the soil a reddish color and produce special conditions wich allow for the humidity retention throughout the ripening period, as well as permitting this to be a dry-farmed vineyard.
CLIMATE Mediterranean. The climate here is considered mild by Chilean standards, with significant diurnal temperature variations, which support the creation of high quality tannins. Maximum temperatures during the summer’s hottest months exceed 30ºC, but given the proximity of the Mataquito River, cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean help keep the afternoons cool, creating excellent ripening conditions for the various grape varieties.WINEMAKER’S NOTES Bright, red color. On the nose it features aromas of black cherry, liquorice and subtle notes of oak. On the mouth, it is a wine with great acidity, fresh, with red fruit; juicy, raspberry, cherry, tannins grip very well to the palate. Medium to long finish.