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Viña Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley Floresta Apalta Vineyard 1999

Winemaker's Notes:

Winemaker's comments : Our Floresta Apalta Cabernet Sauvignon is a superb and lustrous, deep ruby red. Its exquisite aroma of ripe red fruit mingles with cassis, fresh mint, juicy blackberries and cherry undertones with delicate vanilla and clove notes. On the palate, it is rich and concentrated with pleasant, ripe tannins and a magnificent, complex body concluding in an opulent, lingering finish. Winemaker : Andrés Ilabaca Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Region : 85% Apalta , 15% Maipo Valley Climate & Soil : The climate is semi-arid Mediterranean with abundant precipitations during the winter season. This year, due to the “El Niño” current phenomenon, the amount of rainfall increased significantly. However, the growth season from September to March, was extremely dry. The thermal accumulation during the growth period is determined by the rainfall and topography. Located at the foot of the Andes Mountains, cold winds flowing down from mountains cause a broad thermal oscillation of up to 20ºC between day and night in the vineyards. The soil is alluvial loam with an 80 cm profile. It has a medium texture and sandy subsoil that allows good root depth. Vinification : This wine is produced from vineyards that are over 80 years old. The grape bunches were destemmed and partially crushed in order to fermented with selected yeasts at temperatures between 28° and 25°C. The extraction handling was done manually and its level was decided in accordance with the vinification course. A post-fermenting maceration was carried out and its draining was defined by taste. This wine was aged for 18 months in new French barrels. Suggested Food : Wild game and fowl, ripe cheeses, chocolate. Technical Details : pH: 3.5 acidity: 4.98 g/l(tartaric acid) alcohol: 14.5 % vol residual sugar: 2.0 g/l

Viña Santa Rita:
Santa Rita was founded in 1880, by a distinguished entrepreneur of those times, Mr. Domingo Fernández Concha in the area of Alto Jahuel where the main installations of the winery are currently located. From the very beginning, he introduced fine French varieties, winemakers and the most advanced winemaking techniques. From the end of the XIX century until the mid 70´s, Santa Rita developed... Read more
Santa Rita was founded in 1880, by a distinguished entrepreneur of those times, Mr. Domingo Fernández Concha in the area of Alto Jahuel where the main installations of the winery are currently located. From the very beginning, he introduced fine French varieties, winemakers and the most advanced winemaking techniques. From the end of the XIX century until the mid 70´s, Santa Rita developed under the ownership of Mr. Vicente García - Huidobro, father of the famous Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro Fernández. In 1980, the Grupo Claro acquired the Santa Rita property, giving a strong impulse to the enterprise in all of its scope, introducing great technological improvements and wine elaboration techniques unknown in Chile at that time. At the end of the 80´s a great expansion period for Santa Rita starts, sustained by the great momentum experienced by its exports and the excellent reputation acquired by its products, which obtained important awards and worldwide recognition. Read less

Winemaker's comments : Our Floresta Apalta Cabernet Sauvignon is a superb and lustrous, deep ruby red. Its exquisite aroma of ripe red fruit mingles with cassis, fresh mint, juicy blackberries and cherry undertones with delicate vanilla and clove notes. On the palate, it is rich and concentrated with pleasant, ripe tannins and a magnificent, complex body concluding in an opulent, lingering finish. Winemaker : Andrés Ilabaca Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Region : 85% Apalta , 15% Maipo Valley Climate & Soil : The climate is semi-arid Mediterranean with abundant precipitations during the winter season. This year, due to the “El Niño” current phenomenon, the amount of rainfall increased significantly. However, the growth season from September to March, was extremely dry. The thermal accumulation during the growth period is determined by the rainfall and topography. Located at the foot of the Andes Mountains, cold winds flowing down from mountains cause a broad thermal oscillation of up to 20ºC between day and night in the vineyards. The soil is alluvial loam with an 80 cm profile. It has a medium texture and sandy subsoil that allows good root depth. Vinification : This wine is produced from vineyards that are over 80 years old. The grape bunches were destemmed and partially crushed in order to fermented with selected yeasts at temperatures between 28° and 25°C. The extraction handling was done manually and its level was decided in accordance with the vinification course. A post-fermenting maceration was carried out and its draining was defined by taste. This wine was aged for 18 months in new French barrels. Suggested Food : Wild game and fowl, ripe cheeses, chocolate. Technical Details : pH: 3.5 acidity: 4.98 g/l(tartaric acid) alcohol: 14.5 % vol residual sugar: 2.0 g/l

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