Santa Carolina Reserve de Familia Cabernet Sauvigon 2007


Appellation: Maipo Valley
The Maipo Region stretches eastwards from Santiago to the Andes and westwards to the coast to form three distinct sectors of the Maipo Valley: Alto Maipo, Central Maipo and Coastal Maipo. These wines come from Alto Maipo sector, on the piedmont of the Andes Range. Our vineyards are situated in the North bank of the river, in the last remaining agricultural lands of the Mariscal area. Deep sandy alluvial soils, combined with the cooling mountain breezes that descend every night from the Andes peeks, result in wines with silky
tannin, elegance and concentration.

Winemaking
Precision Agriculture: lots are identify and managed upon soil type, variety and clone, age of the vines. Harvest and vinification follows the same criteria.

  • Hand-picked grapes.
  • Double sorting table (clusters and berries).
  • 5 days of cold soak. Up to 30 days of total maceration.
  • Traditional fermentation, selected yeasts.
  • Use of barrels of Burgundy and Bordeaux origin.
  • 15 months of barrel ageing, 6 months of bottle ageing before release.

Tasting Note
Color: medium purple.
Aromas: Classic notes of cedar and cassis, with dark chocolate and black currants.
Palate: full-bodied yet delicately balanced with a graceful finish.

Food Serving Suggestions
Beef with sautéed onions, roasted lamb shanks.
Serve at a temperature of 18°C / 64°F

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

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