Undurraga TH Valle de Maule Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Undurraga TH Valle de Maule Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Country - Chile

Region - Valle de Maule

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Undurraga

Tasting notes - Defined by its structure and great complexity, this is an expressive and powerful wine which shows rounded elegance. Revealing aromas of red fruit, spice and earthy notes this is full bodied with well-integrated tannins and a long, persistent finish. Ideal with roasted red meat or mature cheese. 

Undurraga TH Valle de Maule Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This is an expressive and full-flavoured wine revealing
complex aromas of blackcurrant with hints of spice and
warm earthy notes, juicy benchmark Cabernet.


Producer Note
Undurraga is one of Chile’s most prestigious wineries, consistently receiving high
scores from top wine critics. Founded in 1885, Undurraga owns 1,350 hectares of
estate vineyard in Chile’s premium wine producing areas such as Leyda,
Cauquenes and Itata. Head winemaker Rafael Urrejola has spent a great deal of
time understanding the diversity of Chile’s vineyard sites; the result is the emblematic
‘Terroir Hunter’ range. Undurraga cultivates their vineyards with respect for the
environment and follow a philosophy of minimal intervention in the cellar in order to
showcase the terroir.


Vintage
2017 was a hot year. Yields in the Maule Valley were 10% lower compared to
average. Both the heat and lower yields encourage a good quality and evenripening harvest, resulting in wines of intense colour, with outstanding structure and
well-balanced acidity.


Vineyard
The Cauquenes area is part of DO Valle de Maule. The region has a warm
temperate climate, with generally warm, dry summers with daytime temperatures
ranging from 28 to 30°C and cool nights of 8 to 11°C. The estate vineyard was
planted in 2009 and is located on the bank of the Tutuvén River, which has a cooling
effect on the vines during the warm afternoons. The vineyard has deep soils with
variable texture. The topsoil consists of clay with high silica content, with partially
weathered granite and even quartz in the subsoil. These properties allow for good
water retention, releasing it slowly as the vines need it. This low-yielding terroir of 6,45
hectares, receives a controlled, limited water supply during the ripening process and
the resulting yield is 2,4 kilograms per vine, providing the necessary concentration for
a rich, ripe wine.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected to remove any green or dehydrated berries. The
healthy grapes were crushed and cold macerated for five days at 4 to 6°C to obtain
good intensity of colour and aroma concentration. Fermentation took place with
natural yeast at 26 to 28°C, lasting for 18 days with three daily pump overs. Postfermentation maceration took place on the lees lasting for 14 days, enhancing the
structure. The wine was racked into French oak barrels, of which 30% were new,
where malolactic fermentation took place before being aged for 14 months.


Tasting Note
Defined by its structure and great complexity, this is an expressive and powerful wine
which shows rounded elegance. Revealing aromas of red fruit, spice and earthy
notes this is full bodied with well-integrated tannins and a long, persistent finish. Ideal
with roasted red meat or mature cheese.


Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

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