Miguel Torres Cordillera Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Intense, dark ruby red color. An exquisite aroma displaying classic notes of forest fruit, blackberries, and hints of leather. Wonderfully elegant on the palate which concludes on a toasted bread note.
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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Cordillera de Los Andes comes from Maipo and spent 12 months aging in French barrels, 20% of them new. Garnet red in color. The nose is dominated by black currant and spice over sour cherry notes shaped by the time spent in the barrel. In the mouth, it’s something else entirely: accomplished freshness and juice are accompanied by fine-grained tannins and good volume, which comes packed full of flavor, followed by a long, bold, slightly compact finish in which the tannins linger pleasantly.
Dark fruit with woody notes and dried-herb undertones. Medium-to full-bodied with chewy tannins. Fleshy and structured with rounded feel and good drinkability. Flavorful finish.
The classical Maipo 2018 Cordillera Cabernet Sauvignon is minty, herbal and spicy, a textbook example of the place, variety and vintage. It has a very intense palate with a medium body and fine-grained tannins that leave a stony sensation.
Miguel Torres Chile was founded in 1979 by Familia Torres, who has produced wine in Spain for over 150 years. Being the first foreign winery to establish itself in Chile, Miguel Torres introduced in the country the use of stainless-steel tanks in fermentation and French oak barrels for the aging, technologies that opened a new horizon for the Chilean wine industry. The pioneering spirit of Miguel Torres Chile is more alive than ever guiding projects such as Estelado, the first sparkling wine made with Pais grape which led the rescue of traditional but forgotten varieties, or ¨Empedrado¨, first Pinot Noir from slate soil in Chile and one of the most challenging projects of the winery. From the North down to the Patagonia, Miguel Torres Chile seeks for the best terroirs where every growing region has its own stamp on the wines. Miguel Torres Chile is actively committed to the environment and to the people; all its vineyards are certified organic, and it is one of the biggest wineries certified with Fair Trade. Today, Miguel Torres is leading the recovery of ancestral varieties from the South of Chile, rescuing a unique heritage of the traditional winemaking.
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.