Valdivieso Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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Laid back New Zealander Brett Jackson is very much settled in Chile - although he hasn't lost his lifelong affection for the All Blacks - and much of Valdivieso's success in recent years has been down to his efforts. Based in Lontue, the company has a wealth of vineyards and the quality of the terroir is shown by the Single Vineyard wines. The whole range encapsulates everything that Chile excels at: rich, vibrant flavours and smooth, glossy textures - and the wines deserve the multitude of gongs they have picked up in recent years. The Merlot vineyards are located along the northern edge of the Rapel Valley being planted on the slopes of the ranges of this valley. A relatively warm site, which is tempered by his more southerly sloping aspect, and receiving some cooling effects from the nearby river. These conditions produce ripe grapes with soft and silky tannins. The entry-level Cabernet Sauvignon is excellent value for money, it offers rich berry fruit aromas, blackberries, and sweet spices, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. On the palate it is full-bodied, very friendly and flavoursome, with a round soft structure. A versitile wine, it pairs with red meats, lamb, roast chicken, and pasta with spicy sauces.

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Valdivieso:
Producing quality wines requires careful and balanced management in every stage of the winemaking process. We place tremendous emphasis on our efforts in the vineyards to ensure the best grapes, which is a determining factor in the quality and distinctive character of each wine. In the winery, we conserve the qualities of the grapes by intervening as little as possible during the vinification ... Read more
Producing quality wines requires careful and balanced management in every stage of the winemaking process. We place tremendous emphasis on our efforts in the vineyards to ensure the best grapes, which is a determining factor in the quality and distinctive character of each wine. In the winery, we conserve the qualities of the grapes by intervening as little as possible during the vinification process in order to avoid any loss of concentration or complexity. Our basic rule for barrel-aged wines is that the contribution of the oak should complement and reinforce the characteristics of the fruit and never hide or overwhelm it. Read less
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Laid back New Zealander Brett Jackson is very much settled in Chile - although he hasn't lost his lifelong affection for the All Blacks - and much of Valdivieso's success in recent years has been down to his efforts. Based in Lontue, the company has a wealth of vineyards and the quality of the terroir is shown by the Single Vineyard wines. The whole range encapsulates everything that Chile excels at: rich, vibrant flavours and smooth, glossy textures - and the wines deserve the multitude of gongs they have picked up in recent years. The Merlot vineyards are located along the northern edge of the Rapel Valley being planted on the slopes of the ranges of this valley. A relatively warm site, which is tempered by his more southerly sloping aspect, and receiving some cooling effects from the nearby river. These conditions produce ripe grapes with soft and silky tannins. The entry-level Cabernet Sauvignon is excellent value for money, it offers rich berry fruit aromas, blackberries, and sweet spices, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. On the palate it is full-bodied, very friendly and flavoursome, with a round soft structure. A versitile wine, it pairs with red meats, lamb, roast chicken, and pasta with spicy sauces.

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