Santa Rita, Estate Reserve, Cabernet-Sauvignon, 2018, Valle Maipo
|Article:||2018 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Rita|
|Growing area:||Valle Del Maipo|
|Category:||Red wine dry|
|Grape variety:||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Description:||Expressiv ruby red in the glass. In the bouquet fruity flavours of ripe red and black fruits like blackberries and plums completed by sweetish spice notes of vanilla and cloves together with a breath of floral impressions. The flavours are reflected at the palate and this Cabernet presents itself with elegant middle body, well integrated acid and a beautiful and lasting finish.|
|Residual sugar:||3.24 g/l|
|Drink recommendation:||To dark meat, pasta, meat and grilled meats and various cheese type.|
|Awards:||89 points, Desorchardos 12/2015 (Vt 2014)
90 points, “year's best Chilean red”, Wine & Spirits 2/216 (Vt 2013)
90 points, Desorchados 12/2012 (Vt 2013)
84 points, Wine Spectator (web) 2015 (Vt 2012)
The Viña Santa Rita was honoured in the year 2010 to the 10th time of the Wine & Spirits magazines as "Winery of The Year".
This Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon comes from vineyards planted at the foot of the Andes Mountains in the Maipo Valley, a region recognized around the world for the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is an expressive ruby-red wine with aromas that present a pleasing combination of black fruits and notes of tobacco, cedar, and the spicy notes characteristic of the variety. Medium bodied with good balance and pleasing persistence.
Climate & Soil:
Sub- humid Mediterranean climate, with an annual average rainfall of 400 mm, concentrated in winter. Warm and dry summers, with great thermal oscillation between day and night. In this strip of land, located at the foothills of the Andes, night temperatures tend to be lower because of cold air that flows down from the mountains, causing a daily thermal oscillation that can exceed 17°C. The rocky subsoil ensures good drainage of rainwater and provokes good root development.
Fermented with selected yeasts at temperatures between 25° and 28°C with high colour 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.
|Country of origin:||Chile|
|Company:||Viña Santa Rita|
|Address:||Calle Hendaya 60, P 15, Las Condes, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile|
|Address:||Pattburger Bogen 33, D-24955 Harrislee|