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Sol de Chile Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – Carménère


Sol de Chile Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – Carménère


Winemaker Notes

This is an intense, complex wine with aromas of pepper, blackberries, red peppers and hazelnut. In the mouth it has a good structure, with velvety tannins. Ideal as a companion for roast beef, pork, pasta and fresh cheese.

Special Characteristics

The grapes come from a special selection of 3 and 6 quarters of our finest vineyards in Villa Alegre, Maule Valley, which are specially managed and controlled to maintain a maximum performance of 6 tons per hectare (2.4 tons per acre) and high exposure of the fruit, producing a highly concentrated wine ideal for aging. Once in a stainless steel tank, it’s brought to a concentration of 20% to maximize the flavor, ripen tannins and develop color. The wine is aged about 15 months in new French oak barrels, with a production yield of 80,000 bottles.

Winemaker: Claudio Gonçalves
Varietal composition: Cabernet Sauvignon & Carménère
Apellation: D.O. Valle Central
Bottling: Estate Bottled
Soil Type: Sandy loam earth
Harvest: At the end of April
Alcohol: 13.5%
Suggested Temperature: 16-17ºC

The grapes come from our estate vineyards in Villa Alegre, 285 km south of Santiago in the Maule Valley. The soils are derived from volcanic ash and consist of sandy to sandy-loam earth. The vineyards are flat and receive an excellent exposure to sunlight. The yields are carefully controlled so as to produce concentrated and elegant wines.


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