Family Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon/cabernet franc family Reserve

Sub-region: Curicó Valley
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 85% / Cabernet Franc 15%
Soil: Deep loam | clay with colluvial granite
Alcohol: 14,5%
Total acidity: 5 g/L
Residual sugar: 2 g/L
Mediterranean climate characterized by large day/night temperature difï'erences as a result of the proximity with the Pacific Ocean (80 Km) and the Andes Mountains (60 Km). Unlike the neighboring areas receives a fair amount of wind coming from the south durinq the summer afternoons. This helps keep the temperature from risina too much during the summer months. The annual precipitation is of' 600mm concentrated during the winter months.
The Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes in this blend come from the San Simon parcel. The soils are deep loam and clay with colluvial granite produced by erosion of the hill.

Age of vines: 49 years
Vine management system: Peraola
Density: 1660 plants/hectare (670 plants/acre)
Yield: 10 tons/hectare (4 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Hand Picked, with double selection in vineyard, end of April.
Maceration: Very traditional winemakinë method with maceration for 25-30 days.
Extraction: Traditional pumping-over and punching.
Fermentation: Starts with active dry yeast (Bay/anus); temperature 28-30 degrees Celsius (82-86 Fahrenheit)
Aging: 16 to 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes
Appearance: Very dark red and somewhat opaque.
Nose: Complex nose with plums, cherries, liquor-ice, vanilla and cocoa. In mouth: Full bodied with firm yet blended tannins as well as hints of cherry and on the finish.
Pairing Recomendation: Rack of lamb stuffed with boletus.