Grape Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Growing Region: Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo - Mendoza, Argentina
Consultant Winemaker: Alberto Antonini

If you have been searching for an early drinking, fruit forward, flavoursome, well balanced, food friendly Cabernet Sauvignon - look no further than this honest, expression from Chakana. It has to be repeated that every bottle I have tried since working with this brand for several years now, have excited the taste buds of my friends and matched many a cuisine moment. The fruit for this wine comes from grapes grown on Chakana’s 150 hectare estate in Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo - Mendoza at 960 metres above sea level.

 

The grapes for this wine were carefully hand harvested and taken just a short distance to the winery. The fruit underwent two days of cold maceration on skins in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. Fermentation then took place for 12-14 days with selected yeasts at 26°-28°C combined with pigeage and delestage to enhance fruit extraction and soft tannins. The wine then underwent malolactic fermentation and was matured for 12 months in new and used French oak barrels.
As you pour the wine into your glass, you will be greeted by a bright, rich red colour. On the nose, aromas of cherry and cassis with delicate notes of mint-chocolate. The palate is well structured and balanced oak with a persistent finish of red berries and bitter chocolate. Decant for 30-45 minutes and serve at 16°-18°C.

Layers of dark berries and soft tannins.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this coming season; and over the next 4-5 years.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with bbq'd and grilled red meats, flavoursome pasta dishes and aged hard cheeses, enjoy.