2017 Novas Organic Cabernet Sauvignon Valle del Maipo

Chile, Valle Central


Country Chile
Region Valle Central
Appellation Maipo Valley
Winery Novas
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon
¥2,035  (incl. tax)


Country Chile
Region Valle Central
Appellation Maipo Valley
Winery Novas
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon
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Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.7%
Product Code EMV4CS--17
Inventory In Stock
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Tasting notes

The wine is cherry red in color. On the nose, the fruit aromas are the most present, with berries like blackberry, which then give way to more complex notes of tobacco leaf and black pepper. On the palate, the wine has good balance with smooth tannins that make the wine well-rounded and juicy.


The wine is ideal to accompany roast lamb or Portobello mushrooms stuffed with cheese and chives. Also a great companion for chocolate truffles.



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).

Vintage Notes

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 2017 season in the Maipo Valley was characterized by a lack of winter precipitation and high temperatures in spring and summer, which pushed the harvest up. The Cabernet Sauvignon yields were low but of good quality, with very concentrated wines.

HARVEST: Manual, April 11–26, 2017.


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.


VINIFICATION: The grape reception area includes a double selection conveyor belt that allows selection first at the bunch level and again after destemming. Vinification begins with a 4–5-day pre-fermentation cold soak at 8ºC followed by alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts at 26ºC and a pumpovers program determined by enological criteria. Malolactic fermentation takes place naturally in tanks and barrels, where the wine is aged at controlled temperatures for 12 months. It is neither fined nor stabilized; it is just lightly filtered with a 1-micron cartridge filter prior to bottling.

AGEING: 9 months, 71% in French oak barrels of 4 years, 13% in a French foudre, and 16% in stainless steel.

Residual Sugar 2.94 g/L
Total Acidity 5.25 g/L
pH 3.48
Total SO2 at bottling 0.090 g/L