Undurraga TH Cabernet Franc Valle de Maipo 2017

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Undurraga TH Cabernet Franc Valle de Maipo 2017

Country - Chile

Region - Valle de Maipo

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Franc 85%, Merlot 15%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Undurraga

Tasting notes - A mature wine with intense black fruit aromas complemented by hints of cedar, spice and floral touches of violets. Firm, mature tannins surround a fresh, textured palate with harmonious balance. Serve with game, grilled red meats or cheese. 

 

Undurraga TH Cabernet Franc Valle de Maipo 2017

Intense black fruit aromas are complemented by hints of
cedar, spice and floral touches of violets as well as
characteristic graphite and herbal tones all leading to a
fresh finish.
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 researching and
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.
Vineyard
The Cabernet Franc grapes were sourced from a selected vineyard planted exclusively
for this range in Catemito, in the Valle de Maipo. The daily temperatures during the
summer are lower in this area than in the rest of the Valle de Maipo, decreasing
substantially in March and April, providing the ideal conditions for the tannins to ripen
completely and to ensure that the fresh aromas and flavours are preserved. Catemito is
located on an alluvial terrace which was formed in the Holocene period, approximately
10,000 years ago. The soil has a mixed sandy-clayey texture and a high presence of
gravel, which results in good drainage and subsequently in balanced vigour and
yields. The vines are 12 years old and planted on their own rootstocks. This low-yielding
terroir of 2.25 hectares was subjected to a controlled limited water supply during the
ripening process and the resulting yield was 1.5 kg per vine, providing the necessary
concentration for a rich, ripe wine.
Winemaking
The grapes were destemmed and carefully sorted to ensure only healthy, ripe fruit was
crushed. The grapes were transferred by gravity into the vat, where they underwent
pre-fermentation cold maceration under anaerobic conditions for five days at 6 to 8°C.
Fermentation took place with natural yeasts at 27 to 28°C for 13 days with three daily
pump-overs. The wine was left over its lees and skins for an additional 12 days to further
enhance its structure. It was aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.. The floral, wellstructured Cabernet Franc is gently softened by a touch of Merlot.
Tasting Note
Intense black fruit aromas are complemented by hints of cedar, spice and floral
touches of violets as well as characteristic graphite and herbal notes. Firm tannins
surround a fresh, textured palate with harmonious balance.
Grape
Cabernet Franc 85%, Merlot 15%

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