Conde Del Sur - Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva


The grapes come from a special selection of the quarters 3 and 12 of our finest
vineyards in Villa Alegre, Maule Valley, which are specially managed and
controlled to maintain a maximum performance of 6 tons per hectare (2.4 tons
per acre) and high exposure of the fruit, producing a highly concentrated wine
ideal for aging. Once in stainless steel tank is a concentration of 20% to
maximize the flavor, ripe tannins and color. The wine is aged about 15 months
in new French oak barrels, with an output of 50 thousand bottles.

The Villa Alegre region of Chile has a Mediterranean- style climate. Winter rains
are plentiful and summers are dry with marked temperature variations between
day and night, thereby allowing the grapes to obtain superb tannin development
as well as excellent aromas and color concentration.

The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested by hand at first of May while
the Cabernet sauvignon grapes were harvested a few days before. In order to
extract color and aromas the must underwent skin contact at low temperatures
prior to alcoholic fermentation during five days. The must is then fermented in
stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures ranging between
26° to 28°C during a ten days period.. The wine is then left to macerate for
twenty additional days in order to extract tannin and then placed in oak barrels
eighteen month, 80% French oak and 20% American oak. At the end the wine
is bottled without filtering to maintain its extraordinary qualities.

Notes from our Winemaker
This is an intense, complex wine with aromas of pepper, Black berries, red
peppers and hazelnut. In the mouth it has a good structure, with velvet tannins,
Ideal as a company for roast beef, pork, pasta and fresh cheese

Recommended serving temperature
Between 16° - 17°C

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: D.O. Maule Valley
Winemaker: Claudio Gonzalves
Bottling: Estate bottled
Alcohol: 13,5º

Winery: Viña de Aguirre

Cabernet Sauvignon

Villa Alegre, Maule Valley