Cabernet Franc

Floresta

Cabernet Franc

Vintage

  • 2012
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Deep purplish red in color with a bouquet of ripe black fruits accompanied by floral and herbal notes. Fresh on the firm palate, with tannins that lend backbone and enhance the freshness. Deep and persistent.

    • Vinification:

      The grapes were hand picked into 10-kg boxes. The bunches were selected prior to destemming to eliminate extraneous organic matter. The uncrushed grapes underwent a 10-day cold soak for maximum color extraction. Alcoholic fermentation took place at 28ºC with controlled délestage (rack and return) for proper extraction. Once fermentation was complete, the new wine remained on its skins for a period for greater balance.

    • Technicals details:

      • Alcohol: 14%
      • Total Acidity: 5.3 g/l (Expressed in tartaric acid)
      • Residual Sugar: 2.30 g/l
      • pH: 3.56

Vineyard: Colchagua

    • Location:

      181 km. to the south of Santiago 45 km. from the coast.

    • Surface:

      348 ha.

    • Varieties:

      Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Carménère

    • Climate:

      Highly influenced by the Cordillera de la Costa. Very dry and warm climate; dry summers and wet winters.

    • Average annual temperature:

      14,9 ºC (57 ºF).

    • Average annual rainfall:

      595 mm.

    • Soil:

      Soil of volcanic origin. Soils of clayish texture, franco/clayish and sandy.