6 bottles for $960 (average $160)
This is anything typical Chilean high altitude Cabernet. Behind its deep colour is an elegant nose of fresh red berry fruit with the subtlest hints of vanilla. On the palate it is well structured, medium bodied and giving, but it gives finesse not power and its tannins are round friendly, subtle and silky.
Once the Gran Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are harvested by hand in 12 kg boxes, they are destemmed and macerated in stainless steel tanks in small lots. Cold maceration lasts between 5 - 8 days and is decided according to taste of each separate lot. Fermentation is designed to draw out big fruit and round elegant tannins with temperatures that reach maximum 26°C. The musts are then macerated for 2 - 5 more days again 5 more days again always according to taste of each separate lot. There were two tanks of about 6,000 litres made. About 25 % of the wine was barrel aged in new French barrels
and the other 75% used barrels for between 11 and 13 months. This wine was aged for 10 months minimum in bottle.
Maipo Valley, Chile
Beef and Venison
Red - Bold and Structured
International Wine Challenge,