Araucano Cabernet Sauvignon

For this wine, we select grapes from vines around the village of Peralillo in Colchagua Valley, where the soils are sandy and the climate is hotter and drier than in Lolol.

Description

Winemaking techniques

Harvesting in crates, plot-by-plot selection. Double sorting on arrival, of bunches and grapes, to remove impurities.

Chilling in cold storage, cold crushing. Vatting in cement and stainless steel vats. Regular punching down, 35 days of maceration on the skins.

Wine placed in barrels during malolactic fermentation, regular yeast stirring for 2-3 months, 10 months of maturation in second-fill barrels.

Tasting notes

Beautiful ruby colour with blue touches.

Aromas driven by ripe fruit, particularly blackberries and cherries. Black pepper, vanilla and toasted notes round out the aromatic spectrum.

The wine is full and smooth in the attack, bearing witness to a warm vintage, with a lingering, aromatic finish of ripe fruit.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Chicken tagine with curry

DO Colchagua Valley

Hacienda Araucano

Chile

Hacienda Araucano

Pasta Carbonara

Red

Red meat cooked on the barbecue

Veal tagine

Venison in sauce or roasted or marinated

Awards

2017

86 pts – Descorchados

90 pts – James Suckling

 

2015

88 pts – Wine Advocate

90 pts – James Suckling

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