santa alba
Family Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon Varietal

Sub-region: Curicó Valley
Soil: Loam | clay
Alcohol: 13%
Total acidity: 4.5 g/L
Residual sugar 4 g/L
Mediterranean climate characterized by large day/night temperature differences as a result of the proximity with the Pacific Ocean (80 Km) and the Andes Mountains (60 Km). Unlike the neighboring areas Solana Winery receives a fair amount of wind coming from the south during the summer afternoons. This helps keep the temperature from rising too much during the summer months. Annual precipitation is of 600mm concentrated during the winter months.
This Cabernet is made starting with grapes from parcels in northern sector, characterized by deep, loam-clay soil.

Age of vines: 15 years
Vine management system: Canopy
Density: 1,660 plants/hectare (670 plants/acre)
Yield: 16 tons/hectare (6.5 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Hand picking, with double selection in vineyard, in the second half of April.
Maceration: Short maceration period 10 days.
Extraction: Traditional pumping-over, and mixina with liquid nitrogen.
Fermentation: Starts with active dry yeast (Bayanus); temperature 25-28 degrees Celsius (77-82 Fahrenheit).
Aging: Wine conserved on its lees in stainless steel vats for two to three months before blending and bottling.
Tasting Notes
Appearance: Ruby red color, bright, red highlights.
Nose: Intense strawberry and raspberry nose with a hint of cacao.
In mouth: Pleasant and lively mouth entry; medium bodied, with well-blended tannins in the finish.
Pairing recommendation Barbecued beef.