2015 Cigar Box “Old Vine” Cabernet
|Region:||Central Valley, Chile|
|Varietal:||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Alcohol:||13.5% by vol|
|Residual Sugar:||3.78 g/l|
The Cigar Box “Old Vine” Cabernet is a medium bodied stylish wine, which displays rich riped fruit characteristics. Intense flavors of blackcurrant and plums mingle harmoniously with subtle hint of spice and toasted coffee.
The wine has a soft texture of the palate along with firm fine grain tannins and a long lingering finish.
The wine was aged for 6 months in a mixture of new, one year and two year seasoned French oak barrels.
Aging - why would you bother aging a wine that is drinking so well RIGHT NOW? OK if you have to, 2-4 years won’t hurt! Nut Seriously, why wait?
Try with red meat dishes, fantastic cheese and fine friends... or drink the bottle by yourself while listening to the Dark Side of the Moon and solving the problems of the world! You...you own it.
The grapes were harvested between 23 and 25 Brix. All the stems of the grapes were removed with partial crushing of the berries.
The temperature was reduced immediately after crushing to maintain flavors, aromas and reduce the level of S02.
Cool Pre-fermentation maceration took place for 48 hours to extract intense primary flavors and color.
The fermentation of the Cabernet took 24 days. The final wine was gently egg white fined and cold stabilized prior to bottling.