WINEMAKER ́S COMMENTS
The 2016 Origen Cabernet Sauvignon has aromatics of mocha, dried cherries, mint, plums, and cherry spice. The wine enters sweet on the palate, well-structured and with firm tannins mid-palate, followed by a long, rounded and balanced finish.
Suggestions: Serve at 17oC. It pairs with cheese, Emmental or Brie. Meat pies, red meats, lamb, pork, deer, and wild boar. “Empanadas”.
ORIGEN CABERNET SAUVIGNON GRAN RESERVA 2016
D.O. MAIPO VALLEY
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah, 5 % Merlot. ALCOHOL: 14,0% vol.
TOTAL ACIDITY (H2SO4): 3,43g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.3 g/l VINEYARD
Close to Maipo River, Coastal Area.
Piedmont soils of the Coastal Mountain range. Granitic origin and clay loam texture
Morning mist and strong maritime influence due to the proximity to the Pacific Ocean and Maipo river.
Temperate Mediterranean climate. Temperatures from December to March: Max. 28oC-29oC – Min. 12oC-15oC.
Hand-picked grapes during the second week of April.
Meticulous grapes and berries selection on the sorting table.
Cold prefermentative maceration at 8oC during 7 days, in stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation takes place at 26-28oC. with selected yeasts. After fermentation is ended, the wine stays for 7 -10 days in contact with the skins.
80% aged in French oak barrels for 8 -10 months.