Overall, the weather in 2018 was exceptional, bringing the grapes to optimum maturity while retaining their freshness.
The harvest was early, starting on 23 February with the Villavicencio white grapes and ending on 10 May with the Carmenere grapes. At the Maipo winery, grapes came in from 26 March to 17 May.In keeping with the average, grapes were picked 10 to 15 days later than for the 2017 vintage. The decisive factor was a period of relatively low temperatures during the end of the ripening process, from December to February. The grapes ripened more slowly as a result, allowing them to preserve an aromatic freshness sometimes difficult to attain in Chile. This was followed by excellent weather which brought the grapes to optimum phenolic maturity and heralded the start of the harvest. At this stage 2018 is a very promising vintage, combining good concentration and powerful, expressive fruit.
The power of New World wines combined with the refinement of Old World wines!
The wine is matured in one-year-old oak barrels for six to eight months before bottling.
This wine is made entirely from the same grape variety even though the requirement under chilean law is only 75%. Cabernet Sauvignon gives balanced wines with well-rounded tannins and blackcurrant, pepper and liquorice flavours. The wines have considerable ageing potential and their structure becomes rounder with time.
Blackcurrant - Spices - Intense - Fruity
A deep ruby red with a purple tint.
Refined and complex, with intense, forward fruit, the nose reveals wild strawberry, cherry and blackcurrant aromas mingled with subtle, delicate notes of vanilla and almond.
Excellent attack, good substance, concentration and balanced acidity, on silky and refined tannins.
It goes on to reveal its distinctiveness and aromatic complexity in notes of blackcurrant, cherry and fresh spice, culminating in an elegant finish which combines the fullness of ripe fruit with the refinement and mineral characteristics of the Maipo terroir.