Santa Carolina Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Appellations
The grapes that make up this wine come from the foot of the Andes Mountains in Miraflores vineyards within the Colchagua Valley. Hardly known a decade ago, Colchagua is now
becoming one of the most celebrated regions in Chile. Miraflores boasts some of the area’s oldest vines, where fruit can mature slowly thanks to varying temperatures between day and night. The combination of deep rocky soils and a warm, dry climate cooled by mountain breezes make it ideal for producing a refined example of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winemaking

  • Hand-harvested grapes.
  • Cold maceration
  • Traditional fermentation at controlled temperatures (28°C / 82°F) in cement tanks.
  • 10% gets post-fermentation maceration
  • 40 % gets malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels
  • The blend is bottled one year later.

Tasting Note
Color: Deep and voluptuous violet.
Aromas: Classic notes of fresh cassis with hints of cacao.
Palate: A hint of acidity to balance out its full body and weighty tannins.

Food Serving Suggestions
Slow roasted beef, caramelized onions, barbecued lamb.
Serve at a temperature of 18ºC / 64ºF

Ageing Potential
Drink now through the next 3 years

Tasting Date: August 2011
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Retail Price on Tasting Date: $

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