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.
1865 is the founding year of the Viña San Pedro, one of the oldest wineries in Chile. To honor this, Viña San Pedro creates 1865, a wine of exceptional quality driven by the careful selection of varieties from vineyards of the most recognized origins.
Viña San Pedro was founded in 1865 by the Correa Albano brothers in the Curicó Valley. Its long history of over 150 years has allowed San Pedro to become one of the most important wineries in Chile, and a key global player with presence in over 80 countries. 1865 shows exceptional wine quality of varieties from vineyards located in the most recognized origins. With vineyards in the north and in the south, in the coast and in the Andes piedmont, and even in Argentina, 1865 focuses on bringing the best expression in each wine variety.
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.