Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Lively aromas of blackberry, blueberry and dried cherry intertwine with vanillaand cedar notes. A smooth silky texture with fine tannins and balance, providing abeautiful and lingering finish
Pairs well with roast beef and grilled ribs.
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The impressive 2016 Primus Cabernet Sauvignon shows peppery varietal character, restraint and austerity, corresponding to a cool year like 2016. It has abundant, fine-grained tannins and a dry and serious finish. 30,000 bottles were produced.
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.