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Errazuriz Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2010

Errazuriz Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2010

Sku: 052115

Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Vina Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 65 miles north of the capital, Santiago. Recognizing that this valley, with its hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Eduardo Chadwick, the fifth generation of his family to lead this historic estate. Eduardo has overseen the modernization of its winemaking technology while maintaining a distinct identity for its wines. Errazuriz has earned a reputation as one of the premier estates in Chile. Its philosophy is best expressed by Don Maximiano who said, "From the best land, the best wine.” As an estate winery, Errazuriz strives to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the process, from grape growing in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curico valleys, to harvesting by hand, to winemaking with the most natural techniques. An emphasis is placed on delicate handling, with the aim of producing wines with elegance and complexity. It is this dynamism and passion that has made Errazuriz such an internationally respected producer.

Tasting notes
Medium-bodied with aroma and taste of sweet cherries and blackcurrants. Finishes with firm tannins and bright acidity.

Wine maker notes
Winemaker vintages notes. "Spring began in September, with average temperatures that were 9.6% lower than last year. With the exception of October and December, the rest of the season displayed lower than average temperatures as well. Harvest began 10 days later than last year, probably due to the drop in average temperatures to levels below the historic average from January to April. There were 1,551 degree days this season, 118 fewer than in the previous season and 4.6% fewer than historic averages. The season’s most notable feature was the slow, even, and gentle ripening of the grapes, aided by rather moderate temperatures in March. The grapes were in excellent condition at harvest time, leading to wines with very good expression and concentration, good acidity, and fresh red and black fruit."

Technical notes
The grapes were hand-picked, destemmed, crushed and fermented in stainless steel. Fermentation was followed by post-fermentation maceration which lasted 12-20 days depending on the development of each lot. A third of the wine aged for six-eight months in French and American oak, then stabilized and lightly filtered.

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Country: Chile
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Still wine
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