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Haras de Pirque Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

    750ML / 14.5% ABV
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    750ML / 14.5% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    Deep purple-red in color, this wine bears the distinct characteristics of Upper Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Full and spicy on the nose, with notes of dark chocolate, cedar and rosemary. The palate is complemented by dark fruit nuances from the Syrah and softer, redcurrant flavors from the Carmenere. Well-balanced with smooth tannins, this wine is drinkable immediately.

    Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah and 5% Carmenere

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    Haras de Pirque, South America
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    A partnership between the Matte family of Chile and the Antinori family of Italy, Haras produces a variety of exceptional wines from its 1480-acre estate and winery in Chile's Upper Maipo Valley. Home to a legendary thoroughbred breeding farm, Haras is committed to creating an ideal environment for both wine grapes and young horses, and is a leader among South American wineries in implementing sustainable and organic viticultural and winemaking practices.

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    One of South America’s most important wine-producing countries, Chile is a reliable source of both budget-friendly wines and premium bottlings. Spanish settlers, Juan Jufre and Diego Garcia de Cáceres, most likely brought Vitis vinifera (Europe’s wine producing vine species) to the Central Valley of Chile some time in the 1550s. But Chile’s modern wine industry is largely the result of heavy investment from the 1990s.

    Long and narrow, Chile is geographically isolated, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Andes Mountains to the east and the Atacama desert to the north. These natural borders allowed Chile to avoid the disastrous phylloxera infestation in the late 1800s and as a result, vines are often planted on their own rootstock rather than grafted (as is the case in much of the wine producing world).

    Chile’s vineyards vary widely in climate and soil type from north to south. The Coquimbo region in the far north contains the Elqui and Limari Valleys, where minimal rainfall and intense sunlight are offset by chilly breezes from the Humboldt Current. While historically focused solely on Pisco production, today this area finds success with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Aconcagua region contains the eponymous Aconcagua Valley—hot and dry and home to full-bodied red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot—as well as Casablanca Valley and San Antonio Valley, which focus on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The Central Valley is home to the Maipo, Rapel, Curicó and Maule Valleys, which produce a wide variety of red and white wines. Maipo in particular is known for Carmenère, Chile’s unofficial signature grape. In the up-and-coming southern regions of Bio Bio and Itata make excellent Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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    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, Malbec and 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.

    EMP39025_2009 Item# 109099

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