Deep ruby purple in color. Fresh and mineral nose of red ripe fruits, dried
herbs and fine spicy oak. Juicy, with a lot of texture, the mouth is armed
with firm and powerful tannins. The fresh finish expresses all the character
of this cabernet.
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Big-Bodied, fruity, and elegant, with a touch of oak.
Production: 5.555 cases
Yield: 6 ton/hectare
Age of the Vines: 13 years
Soil Type: Alluvial, rocky clay in Tamaya South and sandy
loam in Tamaya North Irrigation: Drip irrigation
Harvest: Manual. Grapes are carefully transported to the
winery in small containers
Analysis: Alcohol 14% vol.
Vinification: The grapes were handpicked during the first week of May and
carefully transported to the winery. They were destemmed, lightly crushed,
and deposited in stainless steel tanks for fermentation. The must was
inoculated with selected yeasts and allowed to ferment at 28 – 30 degrees C
(82 – 86 degrees F) with regular pumpovers that ranged from 1.5 times the
volume in the beginning to half volume at the end. Upon completion of the
alcoholic fermentation, the wine remained on its skins for another week to
develop additional structure and character. The wine was then separated from
the skins, the skins pressed, and the press wine was reserved separately.
The free-run wine was aged in oak barrels for 10 months and then blended
50-50% with the remaining wine that had been held in stainless steel tanks.
The finished wine was cold stabilized, filtered, and bottled.
Tasting Note: Deep yet brilliant purplish-garnet in
color, with highly expressive balsamic aromas that waft from the glass along
with notes of wet rocks, bread crust, aromatic tobacco along with the clean
fruity notes of ripe cherries and black currant juice. Accents of wild
rosemary make an appearance, along with a subtle touch of leather, dark
chocolate and black pepper. The palate presents good volume and a juicy
tetrue that grows and intensifies in the mouth thanks to its firm young
tannins. The mouthfeel pairs up with the fresh acidity to lend the wine its
solid structure and devise an expressive balsamic finish full of spicy red
fruits with a trace of minerals that will become more complex over time.
Best Enjoyed: Best
Winemaker: Jose Pablo Martin
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