Deep red with dark purple hints. Intense and expressive nose with garnet and fresh red fruit, but yet elegant with subtle sweet spiced from a well integrated oak. Intense mouth feel with a broad tannic structure, lingering towards fresh red fruit flavors. A concentrated body, which will enable a long bottle ageing. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon; 9% Syrah; 4% Merlot and 2% Carmenere.
Cellar for several years or decant and serve at 16-18°C (60 to 65°F). Ideal companion for meats and elaborate dishes.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon comes from an old block of Cabernet: planted in 1920 with high density in special soil and geographic conditions. Our winemaking philosophy remains very natural and we adhere to minimal intervention. Our key points are 100% hand harvesting, strict fruit selection by 89% optical state of the art grape selection and 11% hand destemming of the grapes at our Clos Apalta Winery. All fermentations were made with wild yeast. There is no stabilization, no clarification and a very light filtration prior to bottling. The 2010 vintage brought us very good structure and fruit concentration on this exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon.