VIU MANENT LA CAPILLA CAB SAUV SINGLE VINEYARD 2018

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Colchagua Valley. Brilliant single vineyard cabernet, intense and deep.
Vegan.

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Description

Brilliant single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Complex and rich yet refreshing mouthful of red fruit, cedar, herbs and black cherry. Lovely structure with loads of depth of flavour, subtle mineral tones and a glorious finish. Certainly one to keep in the cellar if you can resist it.

GRAPE Cabernet Sauvignon CLOSURE Cork
REGION Colchagua Valley VEGETARIAN
VINTAGE 2018 VEGAN
ABV 14% ORGANIC No

 

DRY     |________*________|________|________|     SWEET

LIGHT     |_________|_______|_______|_________*     FULL BODIED

NO OAK    |________|________*________|________|     OAKY

 

Additional information

Viu Manent Estate

Origins
Viu Manent was founded in 1935 by Catalan immigrant Miguel Viu Garcia and his sons Agustin and Miguel Viu Manent. They are one of the longest established producers in the region. Initially the family focused on a negociant wine business however, in 1966 they fulfilled a long held ambition and bought the Hacienda San Carlos de Cunaco and the vineyards in the Colchagua Valley from which they had long sourced their wines. The estate included 150 hectares of noble, pre-phylloxera vines.

Today
Today their passion for their family heritage and stewardship of the land drives them to produce wines with character that express their origin and individual growing season. Their vineyards are all located in the renowned Colchagua Valley and cover 260 hectares over 3 locations: San Carlos, La Capilla and El Olivar. They also source grapes from selected Casablanca vineyards for some of their white wines.

Viu Manent craft wines from Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier for whites and Malbec, Syrah, Carménère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot for reds. They are highly respected and particuarly known for the high quality of their Malbecs. Operating internationally their wines have been recognised in many major international wine competitions. In 2010 they were named the most awarded Chilean winery in a survey of gold medals and trophies awarded in major international competitions by Vitis magazine.

Production

La Capilla Vineyard
Viu Manent sought new terroirs on which to establish vineyards to bring additional richness and new characters to their wines. La Capilla, located in the Peralillo area of the Colchagua Valley, was acquired as virgin land in 1992 and planted by Viu Manent.
Vineyard information
Average vine age 26 years old
Elevation 140 metres
Soil composition Volcanic, short alluvian in origin
Average yield (hl/ha) 6.2 T/Hec
Harvest type Hand picked
Environmental management Sustainable
Winemaking information
De-stemmed Yes
Fermentation vessel Stainless steel tanks
Fermentation Native yeasts
Maturation vessel French oak barrels (15% new) and
Foudres (10%)
Maturation time 14 months
Filtration Yes, light filtration
Wine Analysis
Alcohol by volume 14%
pH 3.64
Residual sugar (grams per litre) 2.1g/L
Acidity (grams per litre) 3.2g/L

Altitude: 230 metres above sea level
Soil Type: Low fertility limestone soil, slightly undulating.
Red Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, Malbec.
Average Vine Age: 16 years

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