Tierra Antica, Valle Central, Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Tierra Antica, Valle Central, Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Juicy ripe blackcurrant complemented by a hint of capsicum, drinkable Cabernet style.

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Vintage - 2018

Country - Chile

Region - Valle Central

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

We passionately believe in the quality, and quality-price ratio, of Chile. Our wine sourcer, Steve Daniel, spent his formative years in the Wine Trade introducing Chile to the wine public of Great Britain. Time and time again we return to Chile to look for great wines at great prices, working with a network of long-established contacts in vineyards and in wineries to obtain the best fruit and the best conditions in which to turn it into great-value wine! The Tierra Antica range includes a collection of attractively packaged wines which represent wonderful value for money.

The vines are vertically positioned and spaced at 1.5 x 2.2 metres apart, allowing easy access to the drip irrigated vines. The crops are green harvested to eliminate short shoots and concentrate the flavours in the berries. Most of the grapes are hand-picked, although a portion is mechanically harvested to ensure the optimal level of ripeness and freshness.

The grapes were carefully sorted and destemmed. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for a period of 15 to 18 days, with three to four daily pump-overs. The wine was then stabilised for 15 to 20 days and earthfiltered prior to bottling.

Complex with grilled red pepper, raspberry and blackberry fruit, dried plums mingled with tobacco and mocha. A Cabernet Sauvignon with a velvety texture, soft and fleshy tannins and a nicely integrated finish. Enjoy with red meats, roasted lamb and roasted red peppers