San Felipe Oak Cask Cabernet-Malbec is a fresh and vibrant blend with aromas of strawberry and cherry and a touch of spice notes. It has great structure and complexity with smooth and velvety tannins. Product is aged 7 months in oak.
Pairs well with grilled steaks and roasted meats.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina
Vineyard & Winemaking Notes
The grapes are sourced from various areas across the Mendoza, Tupungato, Luján and Maipú regions. Grapes are crushed and transferred to stainless steel fermenters with a capacity of 7.5 to 15.0 tons. The process starts with cold maceration at 41º for a duration of 5 days which after, yeast is added and the regular fermentation begins at temperatures maintained at about 77ºF. Throughout the fermentation, the fermenting liquid is completely drawn off from the skins and then returned by spraying back over the cap. This procedure is carried out each day. Toward the end of fermentation, the wine is racked. When fermentation is finished, the wine is transferred to stainless steel tanks where it remains in contact with new French innerstaves for 7 to 9 months. This gives the wine delicate but vibrant oak character. To finish the process the wines are finned and filtered, then bottled.