Cabernet Sauvignon

Medalla Real

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage

  • 2014
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Deep ruby-red in color, with a bouquet of black fruits such as black currants, blueberries, and blackberries with dried figs, cigar box, and spice notes. The concentrated palate offers well-rounded ripe tannins that create the prominent backbone that leads the wine on to a long, lingering finish.

    • Vinification:

      The grapes were lightly and carefully crushed, leaving some whole berries intact. The temperature was raised to 15ºC (59ºF) prior to inoculation with selected yeasts, and then allowed to rise to 28ºC (82ºF) in the early stages of fermentation. Rack-and-return delestages were performed twice daily throughout the entire process to improve extraction. Once the fermentation was completed, the wine in some selected tanks remained on its skins for extended skin contact. Part of the wine was immediately racked to barrels for malolactic fermentation while the rest underwent the process in stainless steel tanks and then transferred to barrels. The final blend was defined after a second racking.

    • Potential aging:

      8 – 10 years

    • Technicals details:

      • Alcohol: 14.0% v/v
      • Total Acidity: 5.4 g/l Expressed in Tartaric Acid
      • pH: 3.5
      • Residual Sugar: 3.34 g/l

    • Suggested food:

      Spicy red meats, wild fowl, ripe cheese, venison, kidneys and goose.

  • 2008
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Deep ruby-red in color, with a bouquet of black fruits such as black currants, blueberries, and blackberries with dried figs, cigar box, and spice notes. The concentrated palate offers well-rounded ripe tannins that create the prominent backbone that leads the wine on to a long, lingering finish.

    • Vinification:

      The grapes were lightly and carefully crushed, leaving some whole berries intact. The temperature was raised to 15ºC (59ºF) prior to inoculation with selected yeasts, and then allowed to rise to 28ºC (82ºF) in the early stages of fermentation. Rack-and-return delestages were performed twice daily throughout the entire process to improve extraction. Once the fermentation was completed, the wine in some selected tanks remained on its skins for extended skin contact. Part of the wine was immediately racked to barrels for malolactic fermentation while the rest underwent the process in stainless steel tanks and then transferred to barrels. The final blend was defined after a second racking.

    • Potential aging:

      8 – 10 years

    • Technicals details:

      • Alcohol: 14.0% v/v
      • Total Acidity: 5.4 g/l Expressed in Tartaric Acid
      • pH: 3.5
      • Residual Sugar: 3.34 g/l

    • Suggested food:

      Spicy red meats, wild fowl, ripe cheese, venison, kidneys and goose.

  • 2007
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Deep ruby-red in color, with a bouquet of black fruits such as black currants, blueberries, and blackberries with dried figs, cigar box, and spice notes. The concentrated palate offers well-rounded ripe tannins that create the prominent backbone that leads the wine on to a long, lingering finish.

    • Vinification:

      The grapes were lightly and carefully crushed, leaving some whole berries intact. The temperature was raised to 15ºC (59ºF) prior to inoculation with selected yeasts, and then allowed to rise to 28ºC (82ºF) in the early stages of fermentation. Rack-and-return delestages were performed twice daily throughout the entire process to improve extraction. Once the fermentation was completed, the wine in some selected tanks remained on its skins for extended skin contact. Part of the wine was immediately racked to barrels for malolactic fermentation while the rest underwent the process in stainless steel tanks and then transferred to barrels. The final blend was defined after a second racking.

    • Potential aging:

      8 – 10 years

    • Technicals details:

      • Alcohol: 14.0% v/v
      • Total Acidity: 5.4 g/l Expressed in Tartaric Acid
      • pH: 3.5
      • Residual Sugar: 3.34 g/l

    • Suggested food:

      Spicy red meats, wild fowl, ripe cheese, venison, kidneys and goose.

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 Access - May 2011
      • Date: May 2011
      • Country: Canada
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 89 Points
    • Wine Enthusiast - June 2011
      • Date: June 2011
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: 91 Points
  • 2010
    • Mundus Vini - September 2010
      • Date: September 2010
      • Country: Germany
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: Gold Medal
    • Wine Access - June 2010
      • Date: June 2010
      • Country: Canada
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 90 Points
    • Wine and Spirits - June 2010
      • Date: June 2010
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: 90 Points
    • Korea Wine Challenge - March 2010
      • Date: March 2010
      • Country: Korea
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: Gold Medal
    • Prowein 2010 Tasting - February 2010
      • Date: February 2010
      • Country: Germany
      • Vintage: 2006
      • Award: 92 points
      • Comments: 4 Stars
    • 7th Annual Wines of Chile Awards - January 2010
      • Date: January 2010
      • Country: Chile
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: Silver Medal
    • Wine & Spirits - February 2010
      • Date: February 2010
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 91 points
      • Comments: “…this elegant cabernet is full of herbal aromas mixed with spices that recall cardamom and black peppers. The tannins are firm but fine, maintaining tension with the fruit.”
  • 2009
    • Wine Access - December 2009
      • Date: December 2009
      • Country: Canada
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 89 points
      • Comments: 101 Favourite wines of 2009
    • Wine Spectator - November 2009
      • Date: November 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2006
      • Award: 91 points
      • Comments: Top 100 Wines of 2009
    • Cathay Pacific Hong-Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition - November 2009
      • Date: November 2009
      • Country: Hong-Kong
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: Bronze Medal
      • Comments: "Bronze Winner 2009 for matching with Pekin Duck"
    • Hong-Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition - November 2009
      • Date: November 2009
      • Country: Hong-Kong
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: Silver Medal
    • Wine Access - October-November 2009
      • Date: October-November 2009
      • Country: Canada
      • Vintage: 2006
      • Award: 88 points
      • Comments: Judge's Choice
    • Wine Spectator - October 2009
      • Date: October 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2006
      • Award: 91 points
      • Comments: Great 50 Buys 90 Points and Higher($16-20)
    • International Wine Challenge - May 2009
      • Date: May 2009
      • Country: UK
      • Vintage: 2006
      • Award: Silver Medal
    • Wine Spectator - May 2009
      • Date: May 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2006
      • Award: 91 points
    • Wine Spectator - March 2009
      • Date: March 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 91 points
      • Comments: 2008 Value Wine
    • International Wine Cellar - March 2009
      • Date: March 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2006
      • Award: 90 points
  • 2008
    • International Wine Challenge - May 2008
      • Date: May 2008
      • Country: England
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: Silver Medal
    • Wine Enthusiast - May 2008
      • Date: May 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 90 points
    • Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - April 2008
      • Date: April 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 90 points
    • Wine Spectator - April 2008
      • Date: April 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 91 points
      • Comments: Smart Buy