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Errazuriz Estate Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Half Bottle £6.95
ERRAZURIZ ESTATE SERIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Don Maximiano Errázuriz founded Viña Errázuriz in 1870. With his great vision for the future and his innovative, pioneering spirit, he planted the first French grape varieties in the Aconcagua Valley. His initiative and creativity were handed down to future generations and, in just over a century, his descendants consolidated the winery and positioned their wines among the world’s most noteworthy. Here, we invite you to get to know some of the main landmarks that have shaped the history of this family vineyard, currently one of the best examples of successful winemaking in Chile.
The grapes for their Estate Series Cabernet Sauvignon come from selected vineyards that grow in the Aconcagua and Maipo Valleys. Vineyards in the Aconcagua Valley are close to the Pacific Ocean’s coast, on rolling hills at an altitude of 100 to 300 meters above sea level. Of Mediterranean climate, the valley has moderately warm summer days and fresh evening breezes, which allows the development of intense colors and ripe flavors. The Maipo Valley, of Mediterranean climate also, is well known for the fresh morning breezes that blow in from the Andes Mountains, and for the moderate day temperatures that allow grapes to reach perfect ripeness, preserving their acidity and freshness.
Grapes were harvested between the end of March and the beginning of April, and taken to the winery where they were pressed and deposited in stainless steel tanks for fermentation. The grapes had a maceration of 12 to 25 days, depending on each lot. The final blend was aged for seven months in French oak barrels in order to obtain rounded tannins and good texture on the palate.
This wine displays an intense ruby red color with violet hues. The nose reveals aromas of red fruit and black fruit with balsamic tones, which complements with notes of vanilla, chocolate, cherry and plums. It has a soft palate, fine-grained tannins, and refreshing acidity
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