Wines of Chile / Cerro Nevado
Cerro Nevado Cabernet Sauvignon
The grapes come from the Central Valley, one of Chile’s main wine-growing areas. The climatic conditions are similar to those of the Mediterranean area, with hot, dry summers and short, mild winters. Due to its proximity to the sea, there is permanent humidity with morning mists, which leads to slow ripening and high quality wines.
Deep red in colour with aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants, this wine has a palate rich in dark fruit flavours with a long finish and subtle hints of spice.
Perfect with grilled meats, game and mature cheeses.
Grapes are hand-picked and transported to the winery in small baskets in order to preserve the bunches whole and undamaged. Then the grapes are destemmed and proceed to cold maceration (for 2-3 days at very low temperatures). Fermentation takes place at moderate temperatures (26° to 27°C) to express the maximum aromatic potential and colour of the grape. After the malolactic fermentation the wine remains in contact with fine lees for a few months to preserve an intense fruit character, concentration and softness.