Cabernet Sauvignon

Casa Real

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage

  • 2013
    • Winemaker's comments:

      It was without a doubt a year of climatic contrasts that did not predict quality, but a deep knowledge of this little piece of terroir that is home to this old-vine Cabernet gave rise to an extraordinary wine with tannic force but great elegance and balance at the same time. It is bright, expressive, and fresh, with a backdrop of the ripe fruits and spices characteristic of the location. Its concentration and balance ensure tremendous aging potential.

    • Vinification:

      A very slow and differentiated manual harvest around the end of April resulted in a fresh and well-balanced must for alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts and controlled extraction by tastings to ensure a dry wine with very good tannic structure and a balance of ripe fruit. Malolactic fermentation took place in oak barrels, and the wine was then aged in new French oak barrels for 16 months, during which time this Cabernet Sauvignon gained complexity and elegance.

    • Potential aging:

      More than 20 years.

    • Technicals details:

      • pH: 3.5
      • Total Acidity: 3.55 g/L (expressed in H2SO4)
      • Alcohol: 14.3% v/v
      • Residual Sugar: 2/g/L
      • Bottling Date: November 2014

    • Suggested food:

      Ripe blue cheeses, wild fowl, lamb, red meat with Roquefort or black pepper sauce.

  • 2007
    • Winemaker's comments:

      It was without a doubt a year of climatic contrasts that did not predict quality, but a deep knowledge of this little piece of terroir that is home to this old-vine Cabernet gave rise to an extraordinary wine with tannic force but great elegance and balance at the same time. It is bright, expressive, and fresh, with a backdrop of the ripe fruits and spices characteristic of the location. Its concentration and balance ensure tremendous aging potential.

    • Vinification:

      A very slow and differentiated manual harvest around the end of April resulted in a fresh and well-balanced must for alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts and controlled extraction by tastings to ensure a dry wine with very good tannic structure and a balance of ripe fruit. Malolactic fermentation took place in oak barrels, and the wine was then aged in new French oak barrels for 16 months, during which time this Cabernet Sauvignon gained complexity and elegance.

    • Potential aging:

      More than 20 years.

    • Technicals details:

      • pH: 3.5
      • Total Acidity: 3.55 g/L (expressed in H2SO4)
      • Alcohol: 14.3% v/v
      • Residual Sugar: 2/g/L
      • Bottling Date: November 2014

    • Suggested food:

      Ripe blue cheeses, wild fowl, lamb, red meat with Roquefort or black pepper sauce.

  • 2005
    • Winemaker's comments:

      It was without a doubt a year of climatic contrasts that did not predict quality, but a deep knowledge of this little piece of terroir that is home to this old-vine Cabernet gave rise to an extraordinary wine with tannic force but great elegance and balance at the same time. It is bright, expressive, and fresh, with a backdrop of the ripe fruits and spices characteristic of the location. Its concentration and balance ensure tremendous aging potential.

    • Vinification:

      A very slow and differentiated manual harvest around the end of April resulted in a fresh and well-balanced must for alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts and controlled extraction by tastings to ensure a dry wine with very good tannic structure and a balance of ripe fruit. Malolactic fermentation took place in oak barrels, and the wine was then aged in new French oak barrels for 16 months, during which time this Cabernet Sauvignon gained complexity and elegance.

    • Potential aging:

      More than 20 years.

    • Technicals details:

      • pH: 3.5
      • Total Acidity: 3.55 g/L (expressed in H2SO4)
      • Alcohol: 14.3% v/v
      • Residual Sugar: 2/g/L
      • Bottling Date: November 2014

    • Suggested food:

      Ripe blue cheeses, wild fowl, lamb, red meat with Roquefort or black pepper sauce.

Vineyard: Maipo

    • Location:

      40 km. to the south of Santiago in the piedmont of the Andes.

    • Surface:

      1,282 ha.

    • Varieties:

      Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc.

    • Climate:

      Semi-arid Mediterranean climate. Cold winter with moderate rains, warm and dry summer. Thermal oscillation which can exceed 20 ºC (68 º F).

    • Average annual temperature:

      13,9 ºC (57 ºF).

    • Average annual rainfall:

      400 mm.

    • Soil:

      Alluvial soil/ Colluvial soil.

Annual awards:

  • 2011
    • Wine Enthusiast - June 2011
      • Date: June 2011
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 93 Points
    • International Wine Cellar - May 2011
      • Date: May 2011
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 92 Points
  • 2010
    • International Wine Challenge - October 2010
      • Date: October 2010
      • Country: United Kingdom
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 92 Points
    • Cata y Vino - August 2010
      • Date: August 2010
      • Country: Chile
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: Double Gold Medal
    • Wine Access - June 2010
      • Date: June 2010
      • Country: Canada
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 95 Points
    • www.gismondionwine.com - April 2010
      • Date: April 2010
      • Country: Canada
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 95 Points
    • Wine and Spirits - June 2010
      • Date: June 2010
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 93 Points
    • WSA Wine Challenge - May 2010
      • Date: May 2010
      • Country: Singapore
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 93 Points
    • Wine and Spirits - February 2010
      • Date: February 2010
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 93 points
      • Comments: "From a vineyard planted in the early 1970s in Alto Jahuel, this is a classic Chilean cabernet. The 2005 vintage produced an exceptional Casa Real, with aromas of tobacco and rosemary that meld with the seductive, black fruit flavors. It’s soft and warm, a meaty cabernet for steak."
  • 2009
    • Wine Spectator - November 2009
      • Date: November 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 90 points
    • IWC Library Collection Awards - October 2009
      • Date: October 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2004
      • Award: 90 points
    • Wine Enthusiast - September 2009
      • Date: September 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 92 points
      • Comments: Very stout and rich, but nothing soft about this perfectly healthy, benchmark Chilean Cab. The nose pours forth with earth, licorice, balsamic notes and sly plum aromas, while the palate is cuddly but agile, with good balance and pure flavors of black fruits and chocolate. Drinkable now but ageable through 2014. Imported by Palm Bay International. Editors’ Choice. —M.S.
    • e-Robert Parker.com - April 2009
      • Date: April 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 91 points
    • Wine Review On Line - April 2009
      • Date: April 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 96 points
    • International Wine Cellar - April 2009
      • Date: April 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 93 points
  • 2008
    • e-Robert Parker.com - October 2008
      • Date: October 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2004
      • Award: 92 points
    • Wine Spectator - July 2008
      • Date: July 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2004
      • Award: 90 points
    • Wine and Spirits - June 2008
      • Date: June 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2004
      • Award: 93 points
    • Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - April 2008
      • Date: April 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2004
      • Award: 92 points
    • Wine Enthusiast - March 2008
      • Date: March 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2003
      • Award: 92 points
    • Wine and Spirits - February 2008
      • Date: February 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2003
      • Award: 93 points