1865 Selected Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
This is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon, very elegant. Aromas are very intense due to its bottle aging it has earthy aromas with eucalyptus tones that speak of its origin in the Maipo Valley. This combines with vanilla and toast notes that integrate very well with the wine. This is a high-bodied wine, with ever-present ripe tannins that have evolved through bottle aging. Once again, the elegance detected in the aroma appears, combining delicate fruit with well-integrated and balanced oak.
With vineyards across the range of Chile, and explorations into Argentina, 1865 focuses on bringing the best expression to every variety. To create wines with finely balanced fruit and oak, French oak barrels are used, concrete eggs, and French oak foudres, depending on the variety.
Each bottle of 1865 captures over 150 years of winemaking experience, demonstrating the evolution and potential of Chilean viticulture. In the year 1997, 1865 became the second addition to San Pedro’s premium line, its name honoring to the founding year of the winery.
The Maipo Valley is Chile’s most famous wine region. Set in the country’s Central Valley, it is warm and quite dry, often necessitating the use of irrigation. Alluvial soils predominate but are supplemented with loam and clay.
The climate in Maipo is best-suited for ripe, full-bodied reds like Cabernet Sauvignon (the region’s most widely planted grape), Merlot, Syrah and Carmenère, a Bordeaux variety that has found a successful home in Chile.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.