Cabernet Sauvignon

Veramonte 'Primus' Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

750 ML

$18.99

Product Description

THE WINEMAKING TEAM Primus wines are crafted by a team of ex pert viticulturists and winemakers le d by winemaker, Cristian Aliaga, who has over 10 years experience at Veram onte. Alvaro Espinoza, one of the wo rlds most respected winemakers, widely known as an innovator and champion of some of Chiles best red wines, joined the team to craft the Primus wines. Alvaro works closely with the team to continually refine vi neyard and winery practices that deliver rich, ripe fruit with complexity, intensity and distinctiveness. WINEMAKER NOTES The 2010 growing season was marked by me dium temperatures and rain absence. The yields were considerably lower than last year and in the case of Colchagua Valley, were also affected by higher frost inci dents. Due to the dry season and lower temperatures, grapes ripened in optimal conditions to produce comp lex, well balanced wines with intense aromas, bright freshness, elegance and fruit intensity. Cristian Aliaga Winemaker APPEARANCE Deep, dark opaque red AROMA Ripe black berry fruit with a subtle hint of toasty oak FLAVOR Red and black berry fruit flavors with hints of dried plums, fresh acidity and a long finish with fine, elegant tannins APPELATION Colchagua Valley, Chile C ABERNET S AUVIGNON 2010 VARIETAL COMPOSITION 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah OAK AGING 14 months in French oak, 25% new TOTAL ACIDITY 3.43 g/L PH 3.66 ALCOHOL 14.6%

Details

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Chile

Region Description:

Although the Spaniards first established vineyards here in the mid 16th century, most of today’s Chilean wine is made from French grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay. Chile’s isolated position between the Pacific and the Andes means it is safe from pests and disease that plague European vineyards, and also assures mild temperatures and relatively dry air. Most of Chile’s vineyards are in the Central Valley, and a fair number of them are owned by renowned French, Spanish, and American winemakers. Wines are named for their grape varieties, but they carry a regional or district indication as well. Reasonably priced, and increasingly sophisticated, they make excellent values.