Cabernet Sauvignon
Secret Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Valley: Maipo
Vintage

Winemaker's comments

Our Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Maipo Valley, one of the finest wine producing regions in the world. The result is an expressive ruby red colour wine. Its aromas recall ripe, black fruit gracefully combined with vanilla, tobacco and cloves. The result is a medium bodied wine, balanced and lingering persistance.

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Vinification

Fermented with selected yeasts at temperatures between 25° and 28°C with high color extraction at the beginning of the this process. This was followed by fermentation at a lower temperature so as to ensure a different extraction of the skin components. A long post maceration at low temperatures assured an adequate extraction for the ageing of the wine.  60% of the wine was aged in a combination of American oak barrels for 8 months. The remaining 40% was aged exclusively in stainless steel vats until bottling.

Potential aging

5 years

Technicals details

  • Alcohol: 13.6 % Vol
  • Total Acidity: 5.03 g/l (expressed in Tartaric Acid)
  • pH: 3.56
  • Residual Sugar: 2.44 g/l

Suggested food

Ideal with red meats, pork, ripe cheese and pasta.
Cabernet Sauvignon
Secret Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard

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.