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CABERNET SAUVIGNON SELECCIÓN 2010

LINE
DON MATEO Selección

APPELLATION
Curico Valley

COMPOSITION
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

HARVEST
The grapes were hand-harvested into 450 kg. bins between March and April 2010. They were then destemmed and pressed and 5g/hl sulphites and 1 g/hl enzymes were added.

WINEMAKING
The must was fermented with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks at 26°C to 28°C for a period of 6 to 8 days.

It was then macerated with the skins and seeds for a short period, determined by tasting. Then the must was drained and put through a pneumatic press to remove the skins and seeds. Is was then subjected to malolactic fermentation and sulphites were added. Open racking took place every two to three months. Finally, the wine underwent static cold tartaric stabilization and filtration.

TASTING NOTES
A bouquet of fruit aromas of lush red and black fruit, together with notes of fresh herbs and hints of vanilla. The wine has good tannins, firm yet subtle structure. Medium-bodied and well balanced.

• Alcohol by Volume 13.2%


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CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVA 2009

LINE
DON MATEO Reserva

APPELLATION
Curico Valley

COMPOSITION
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

HARVEST
The grapes were 100% hand-harvested into 13 kg. cases from mid-to-late April 2009.

WINEMAKING
The process began with gravitational processing and cluster selection.

The grapes were then subjected to pre-fermentative, cold maceration for 72 hours, followed by fermentation at between 28°C and 30°C for a period of 6 to 8 days. This was followed by a post-fermentative maceration for 5 to 7 days. During the winemaking process, a variety of French and American oak with different levels of toasting was used to give complexity to the fruit.

The wine underwent static cold tartaric stabilization and earth and pad filtration, after which it was bottled.

TASTING NOTES
A clean, intense, violet-red coloured wine. Its nose is complex with notes of fresh herbs, fruit, menthol and liquorice, complemented by light notes of vanilla and cinnamon. On the palate, this wine is gentle, juicy and well balanced with soft, sweet tannins.

• Alcohol by Volume 14.3



CABERNET SAUVIGNON GRAN RESERVA 2008

LINE
DON MATEO Gran Reserva

APPELLATION
Curico Valley

COMPOSITION
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

HARVEST
The grapes were hand-harvested into 13 kg. bins between the first and third weeks of April 2008.

WINEMAKING
Once received at the winery, the clusters were selected and then gently pressed without solid pumping. They were then subjected to a pre-fermentatitive maceration for 72 hours at between 10°C and 12°C. Next fermentation took place at between 26°C and 28°C for 8 days, after which, the wine was tasted to determine whether there was a need for post-fermentative maceration. Once the vinification process was complete, the wine was put into French and American oak barrels for a period of 12 months. After the final blend was made, it was coarsely filtered and then bottled.

TASTING NOTES
The bouquet reveals aromas of cherries and other red fruit with notes of black pepper, which combine elegantly with notes of wood from the aging process. The wonderful taste and mouth feel provides interesting tannins with personality. The sensations are of a fresh, juicy but well-balanced wine with notes of vanilla.

• Alcohol by Volume 14.6%


 
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