Cabernet Sauvignon – Cabernet Franc Reserva Familiar

Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc

Región: Curicó Valley
Alcohol: 12,5%
Suelo: Loam clay
Acidez total: 5,5 g/L
Azúcar residual: 2 g/L

Clima

Mediterranean climate characterized by large day/night temperature differences as a result of the proximity with the Pacific Ocean (80 Km) and the Andes Mountains (60 Km). Unlike the neighboring areas Our Winery receives a fair amount of wind coming from the south during the summer afternoons. This helps keep the temperature from rising too much during the summer months. Annual precipitation is of 600mm concentrated during the winter months.

Suelo

This Sauvignon is made starting with grapes from parcels in northern sector, characterized by deep, loam-clay soil.

Viticultura

Age of vines: 22 years
Vine management system: Canopy
Density: 1,660 plantctare (670 plants/acre)
Yield: 18 tons/hectare (7 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Hand picking, with double selection in vineyard, in the last week of February.

Vinificación

Maceration: Very traditional winemaking method with maceration for 25-30 days.
Extraction: Traditional pumping-over and punching.
Fermentation: Starts with active dry yeast (Bayanus); temperature 28-30 degrees Celsius (82-86 Fahrenheit).
Aging: 16 to 18 months in new French oak barrels.

Nota de cata

Appearance: Very dark red and somewhat opaque.
Nose: Complex nose with plums, cherries, liquorice, vanilla and cocoa.
In mouth: Full bodied with firm yet blended tannins as well as hints of cherry and toffee on the finish.