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2011 Pura 8 Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Rapel Valley Chile
Plum. Currant. Chocolate. Coffee
Intense and deep ruby color.
Full bodied wine with soft tannins, dense yet pleasant in mouth with a lingering finish.
Ideal to go with grilled meats, pastas and cheeses.
Powerful and complex, rich with black fruits such as currant and plum; notes of chocolate and coffee through aging in French oak barrels.
Serve between 10c - 12c with goat cheese and oysters.
Appellation: Rapel Valley - VI Region - Chile
Country of Origin: Chile
Vineyard: Las Cabras
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Viniculture: Vertical espalier
Nature of Soil: Volcanic, alluvial
Wine Making Technique
Our Pura 8 oenologist carefully selects grapes according to their aromatic qualities given by sun exposure, climate, soil and age of the vines. The pruning, lead removal, irrigation and thinning happens under the most delicate procedures selecting only the best grapes. Afterwards, the grapes are poured into large stainless steel tanks for 7 days to increase the temperature and begin the fermentation process.
After fermentation, the Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Reserve is places in 225L French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation takes place. For a period of 12 months, the wine will go through a maturing and stabilization process. The process is completed when it is bottled and stores in a cellar under a temperature controlled environment for 6 months.
The main fermentation evolves at a controlled temperature of 24c - 30c for a period of time until the density level indicates the complete fermentation of sugars. Fermentation takes place in small tanks of 5,000 liters.
SRP: $18 Bottle / $216 Case