Vina San Pedro 1865 Selected Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Ruby red color with purplish hues. Elegant aroma, subtle yet potent, with ripe cherry and plum, hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Concentrated palate and round tannins. Flavorful and persistent finish.
Vina San Pedro was founded in 1865 in the Curico Valley by the Correa brothers. Today, more than 150 years later, it's still San Pedro's home valley. The brothers were pioneers in bringing different varieties from the Old Continent to the Valley.
San Pedro is now one of the most important vineyards in Chile and one of the top exporters, present in more than 80 countries around the world.
Also, San Pedro's Cachapoal Andes winery, home to the finest wines, is a place to discover the highest expression of Chileís diverse terroirs. Here, wines likes Altair, Cabo de Hornos and Sideral are made.
The Cachapoal Andes winery is located 110 km south of the city of Santiago, with vineyards at the foot of the Andes. Planted 500 meters above sea level, the vines are exposed to wide temperature variations between day and night, a peculiarity that allows the fruit to mature slowly, resulting in grapes with improved acidity, tannins, flavors, and aromatic profiles.
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.