Kintu Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Intense ruby red colour with violet hues. Rich aroma of black forest fruits, in which blackcurrant, plum, blackberry, and redcurrant dominate. Palate is perfect and creamy, with firm tannins that create a perfect balance. Long, smooth and fruitful finish. Serve on its own or with pasta, meats or pizza. Also great with sausages, pork chops, guinea fowl and minced beef.
The Kintu wines come from the Maule Valley where the low hills and plains have been important for viticulture for last two hundred years. The word Kintu means fine view, and in a land as beautiful and stunning as Chile, it is hardly surprising the local dialect has many such words. Like many of Chile’s regions, Maule has a cooling ocean breeze and misty mornings that allow the grapes to maintain their natural acidity whilst attaining full ripeness. The relatively flat, easy to farm land and low labour costs enable us to offer these wines at very competitive prices.
The grapes for this wine are grown on sandy loam soils. Fermentation is at 29C for 7 days to extract the fruit flavours, phenolics and tannins. There is then a short post fermentation maceration. Malolactic fermentation is also encouraged. Before bottling, the wine is clarified with albumen treatment and then cold stabilisation. The wine is then aged in the bottle for 3 months prior to release.