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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 114934)
green wine


PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This first release of a Cabernet Sauvignon under the Primus label, was made from our best selection of fruit after years spent learning how to best retrieve elegant characters from Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are carefully selected by double-sorting by hand. A long cold maceration enhances the fruit character while gentle extraction during fermentation avoids any heavy tannins and highlights the elegance of this wine.
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About Primus:

Primus wines are produced by the Veramonte winery. Veramonte represents a return to Agustin Huneeus' Chilean roots. When he spearheaded development of the Veramonte Estate in 1990, there were less than 100 acres of grapevines planted in the Casablanca Valley.

The coastal mountain ranges surrounding the Casablanca estate create a unique terroir with a diversity of microclimates. The valley floor's cool climate is reminiscent of Carneros and ideal for growing premium Chardonnay. The foothills are warmer, akin to the more Northern reaches of the Napa Valley. Here, the climate is more suited to varieties like Carmenëre, the lost Bordeaux grape that has become Chile's citizen and the basis of Primus, our racy, exotic Chilean blend.

Using the latest viticultural technology developed in California, rootstock has been matched to each vineyard block and clone. Vertical trellising and dense vine spacing balance growth and fruit production. Veramonte's Casablanca vineyard produces significantly lower yields than other grape growing regions in Chile, resulting in grapes with more intensity and concentration.

Recognizing that the region also had potential as a tourist destination for its proximity to Santiago, Huneeus began to plant the estate and in 1995, constructed the first Napa Valley style hospitality center in Chile. The first wines were released in 1996.