100% from CauquenesAge 100 yearsClimate and Soil Cauquenes in the Maule Valley (36º 08’41’’ S) 175m above sea level. Mild climatewith a dry season of five to six months duration. The annual rainfall is 700mm concentratedbetween October and April. The soil is deep red clay loam, with high temperaturescooled down by fresh breezes from the Pacific Ocean.Handling Elimination of shoots during spring, removal of interior leaves after set and we dropfruit twice to leave the best grape clusters on each vine (one during veraison and theother before harvest). The grapes were hand-picked.HARVESTHarvest date End of March beginning of AprilHarvest Brix 25,5-26,5° BrixGrowing season A cold and rainy spring made flowering more difficult. After set the climate wasmore stable with high temperatures until harvest.
Concentrated deep violet, almost black. Focused nose with acidic raspberries, cherriesand blackberries, together with white peaches, lychee, fresh loquat, dried fruitsand notes of minerals, almonds and vanilla.Rich and full on the palate, the attack is fresh and long with notes of dark fruits andbitter chocolate.
Wine Maker Notes
The grapes were hand-picked using 15 kg trays and were not crushed on reception tothe winery; the clusters were only de-stemmed.The whole berries had four to five days of cold maceration at 14°C prior to fermentationand the total winemaking process lasted 35 days.Fermentation with native wild yeasts took place in small T-Bins of 800 kgs each.Spontaneous malolactic fermentation took place in barrels.Aging 24 months in new French oak.Bottling This wine has not been filtered or stabilized.October 2007