Undurraga TH Valle de Maule Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Undurraga TH Valle de Maule Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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 2018

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 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.
Vintage
Much-needed winter rainfall replenished the soil water reserves and sustained the vines
through the dry growing season that followed. Dry conditions reduced disease pressure
and the grapes ripened slowly, encouraging good flavour accumulation in the fruit.
2018 was a good vintage for both quality and quantity and the wines show excellent
varietal character.
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 conversion took place before being aged for 14 months.
Tasting Note
Defined by its structure and complexity, this is an expressive and powerful Cabernet
Sauvignon revealing aromas of red fruit, spice and earthy notes. Opulent, with
beautifully integrated tannins and a long, full-flavoured finish.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Winemaker: Rafael Urrejola
Region: Valle de Maule
Subregion: Cauquenes
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14.5%

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