Tasted Oct 2010 - Blackcurrant cordial, authentically high Sangiovese tannins, very spoofy fruit though. (RH)
- Country: Chile
- Wine Region: Casablanca Valley
- Wine Maker: Francisco Baettig
- Grape: Sangiovese
- Grape Percentage: 100%
- Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
- Unit Quantity (ml): 750
- Best To Drink: Drink Now
Violet-red in colour, our Estate Sangiovese shows in the nose a complex blend of aromas such as dried stone fruits mingle with a fresh fruit profile of cherries and figs. The palate is lush and opulent, with a beautifully lively attack and a backbone of firm tannins that lend vibrancy and volume on the palate and balance nicely with the bright acidity.
The grapes for our Estate Sangiovese were hand-picked, destemmed, crushed, and inoculated with selected yeasts to allow fermentation at 24°-28°C. The new wine remained on its skins for 10 to 20 days, depending on the development of the individual lots, for maximum extraction of the ripe fruit flavours. The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for approximately 8 months, which helped round out the flavours and contributed to a sweet mouthfeel. After the final blend was made, the wine was cold-settled and lightly filtered before bottling.