DV Catena Cabernet-Cabernet

WINE DESCRIPTION

The Cabernet grapes were sourced from two different vineyards. Lot 3 from "La Piramide" Vineyard, planted in 1983, shows exceptional balance and homogeneity regarding yields and canopy management. The grapes from this vineyard lot offer intense cassis flavors and wonderful structure. Lot 2 from "Domingo" Vineyard, planted at a higher altitude, displays cold region aromatics of ripe black cherry, spicy notes of thyme and subtle minerality.

Of a deep violet red ruby colour with violet hues, the nose is complex, reminiscent of black berries (cassis, raspberries) and spicy hints of black ppper and clove laced with cedar, leather and subtle mineral notes of pencil lead. On the palate, it is a well-structured, elegant wine of un unctuous, velvety texture. Finishes long and lingering with soft, round tannins and a bright, balanced acidity.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Fermentation: Max. Ferm.Temp. 28 ºC. 26-28 day maceration
  • Aging: 18 months in French oak (80% new)
  • Total Acidity: 5.65 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.65
DV Catena Cabernet