Cabernet Sauvignon

Secret Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage

  • 2016
    • 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.

    • 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.

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.