Terrunyo Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

An intense-red coloured wine. It has a very expressive nose with upfront notes of red fruits, graphite, tea leaves and soft herbal tones. On the palate it is elegant and vibrant, fresh, juicy and with velvety tannins.

This wine pairs well with red meat, casseroled pulses, ratatouille, strongly flavoured cheese and seitan.

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Winemaking Notes

Grapes are hand-harvested, the clusters are destemmed and taken straight to the fermentation vessel. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and lasts a total of 15 days, including 3-7 days of post-fermentative maceration.  Afterwards, the wine undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation in the barrel.  It is aged in French oak barrels. This wine was stabilized naturally, without any treatment and bottled unfiltered.
This was was aged for 17 months in French oak barrels - 73% new and 27% second and third-use.

Vineyard Notes

The Pirque Vineyard is one of the oldest at the winery and is situated at an altitude of 650 masl. It extends along the River Maipo, close to the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Most of the vines are grafted; there are just some plots of ungrafted vines dating back to 1987. The vines are VSP-trained and spur pruned. Pirque Viejo Vineyard has rocky soils of alluvial origin that are low in nutrients and very permeable because of the gravel subsoil. The climate is semi-arid mediterranean. The vineyard is strongly influenced by the Andes Mountains and by being on the southern bank of the River Maipo, which generates a cooler but frost-free mesoclimate. There is a significant thermal range in summer.

Harvest Notes

Spring was slightly warmer this yea but maximum temperatures were below average during the rest of the year resulting in slower ripening At the end of January there was rainfall totalling 100mm which is completely abnormal, but this did not affect the health of the grapes.

Technical Details

Cabernet Sauvignon