Ideal with meat-based dishes and stews. This wine shows a unique harmony with grilled blood sausage, slow-cooked beef, and pastas such as gnocchi with blue cheese. Serve at 18ºC in a Bordeaux-style glass.
Very deep soils on terraces of alluvial origin with loam to clay-loam textures and abundant stones in the profile that provides excellent drainage. Low in organic matter (2%) and neutral pH (6.8–7.0).
The Alto Maipo zone has ideal conditions for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The Maipo River naturally regulates the temperatures and prevents extreme cold or frost as well as excessive summer heat. The absence of rainfall in the spring encouraged good fruit set and excellent plant health. It turned cloudy as summer began, however, and rainfall in early April forced an early harvest. The early harvest returned wines that are perfumed, expressive, and elegant.
VINEYARD OF ORIGIN: Fundo Los Morros and Linderos, on the south bank of the Maipo River.
VINEYARD DESCRIPTION: Located 570–600 m asl and trellised to vertical shoot position with a northern exposure. New massal selections were taken from the oldest and best vineyards in the valley in 2008, and grafting onto 110R rootstock was introduced as a solution to potential problems with nematodes and to heighten quality. Drip irrigation was incorporated in 1999.
YEAR PLANTED AND DENSITY: 1992; 4,000 plants/hectare.
YIELD: 10 a 12 tons, 50-60 Hl/ha.