Cabernet Sauvignon / Varietal
VINE VARIETY: Monovarietal Cabernet Sauvignon.
SOIL: Clayey, slimy with calcareous marl, located around the 45° parallel north.
GRAPE CULTIVATION: Guyot-trained
HARVESTING: By hand.
VINIFICATION: Grape pressing and destemming with maceration on the skins and fermentation at controlled temperature with cultured yeasts.
REFINING: In stainless steel vats. During ageing the wine undergoes several analytical controls to assure its integrity.
BOTTLING: Cold sterile
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%vol
COLOUR: Ruby red with garnet red tinges.
NOSE: Intense and subtle with fragrant herbal scents of pepper.
PALATE: Lean, balanced and fine-grained with a good tannic wave.
INTERNATIONAL PAIRINGS: Pao Tzu (China) – Feijoada (Brazil)
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 – 18°C
CURIOSITY: This vine comes from the Bordeaux area, it is capable to giving firmly structured wines destined to ageing. According to the University of Davis it would be a spontaneous hybridization between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon.