Triple C Cabernet Franc – Carménere – Cabernet Sauvignon
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Cabernet Franc – Carménere – Cabernet Sauvignon
Triple C Cabernet Franc – Carménere – Cabernet Sauvignon
Valley: Maipo
Vintage

Winemaker's comments

This outstanding wine has a deep and intense ruby-red color. The bouquet is revealed in layer upon layer of complexity that appear throughout the tasting and vary with time in the glass. Red fruits and black fruits such as black currant and blueberry are present along with notes of tobacco, chocolate, and spice. Elegant and well balanced with good structure and enough depth to age well over the years to come.

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Vinification

Each variety is picked separately according to its degree of ripeness and vinified independently. The fermentation process for all varieties begins with a 5- to 10-day cold maceration followed by fermentation with selected yeasts. Fermentation temperatures are allowed to reach 30ºC in the Cabernet Franc and Carmenere and held to 28ºC for Cabernet Sauvignon. The extraction process uses the rack and return method (dèlestage) during the first half to two-thirds of the fermentation and then switches to short and gentle pumpovers until fermentation is completed. In the Carmenere variety the vinification include 20% of whole bunches. Post-fermentation maceration is determined in accordance with the evolution of the wine in its skins in each variety and goes from 20-40 days. The final blend begins after the wine has aged for six months in barrels and may be modified when the wines have nearly completed the process.

Potential aging

8 years.

Technicals details

  • pH: 3.29
  • Total Acidity: 5.89 g/l (Expressed in Tartaric acid)
  • Alcohol: 14.3 %
  • Residual Sugar: 2.82 g/l

Winemaker's comments

This outstanding wine has an intense, deep ruby red color. Its well developed bouquet is a rich combination of blackcurrant and thefloral nuances associated with delicate undertones of graphite, tar, chocolate and vanilla. Elegant and well structured, this wine has an excellent balance and wonderful persistence.

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Vinification

Each variety was picked separately at its proper level of ripeness and vinified separately in stainless steel tanks. The Cabernet Franc fermented at slightly cooler temperatures (23–24 ºC / 73–75 ºF) and the Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère at temperatures that did not exceed 26 ºC (79 ºF). The post-fermentation maceration period was determined by tasting. Malolactic fermentation took place partially in oak barrels and partially in stainless steel tanks.

Potential aging

8 years.

Technicals details

pH: 3.6; Total Acidity: 5.7 g/l (Tartaric acid); Alcohol: 14.5 %; Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/l

Winemaker's comments

This outstanding wine has  a strong, deep  ruby- red  color, with  an  intense bouquet  that combines  the expression of Maipo with  its notes of fresh black currants, floral notes, tar cloves, chocolate, and vanilla. The palate is potent but elegantly structured, with good balance, and a pleasingly intense persistent finish.

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Vinification

Each variety was picked separately at its proper level of ripeness and vinified separately in stainless steel tanks. The Cabernet Franc fermented at slightly cooler temperatures (23–24 ºC / 73–75 ºF) and the Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère at temperatures that did not exceed 26 ºC (79 ºF). The post-fermentation maceration period was determined by tasting. Malolactic fermentation took place partially in oak barrels and partially in stainless steel tanks.

Potential aging

Technicals details

pH: 3.63;  Acidity: 5.58 g/l (Tartaric Acid); Alcohol: 14,7%v/v; residual sugar: 2,4
Cabernet Franc – Carménere – Cabernet Sauvignon
Triple C Cabernet Franc – Carménere – 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.

Annual awards:

Korea Wine Challenge - March 2010

Date: March 2010

Country: Korea

Vintage: 2005

Award: Gold Medal

Decanter World Awards - May 2009

Date: May 2009

Country: UK

Vintage: 2005

Award: Silver Medal

Korea Wine Challenge - March 2009

Date: March 2009

Country: Korea

Vintage: 2005

Award: Bronze Medal

International Wine Cellar - March 2009

Date: March 2009

Country: USA

Vintage: 2005

Award: 90 points

Wine Enthusiast - May 2009

Date: May 2009

Country: USA

Vintage: 2005

Award: 92 points

Wine and Spirits - February 2009

Date: February 2009

Country: USA

Vintage: 2005

Award: 92 points

e-Robert Parker.com - October 2008

Date: October 2008

Country: USA

Vintage: 2005

Award: 92 points

Wine Spectator - May 2008

Date: May 2008

Country: USA

Vintage: 2004

Award: 92 points

Wine Enthusiast - May 2008

Date: May 2008

Country: USA

Vintage: 2004

Award: 90 points

Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - April 2008

Date: April 2008

Country: USA

Vintage: 2004

Award: 90 points