Its colour is an intense red with violet tints. Its aroma fresh ripe fruit aromas, such as blackberries and black currant. This is a generous, open wine. On the palate it is an easy drinking wine with gentle tannins. Its attack is full of fruit with a pleasant finish.
This wine is obtained from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in San Pedro´s vineyards at the Central Valley.
|Wine maker notes
|The grapes are mechanically harvested at 23-24° brix. Harvest usually takes place at the end of March with a vineyard yield of 12 to 15 tons per hectare.
|When the grapes reach the cellar they are cold macerated (11°C) for 2 to 3 days and then starts the fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures below 28 °C. There are pump-overs 3 times/day in order to obtain a wine with a good colour that keeps the full fruity quality of the grape. Before the alcoholic fermentation is finished, the wine is separated in order to finish the fermentation without any skins. Later, the wine is clarified and cold stabilized to avoid unpleasant sediment in the bottle. After sterile filtration, it is bottled, preserving its full structure and intensity.
|Founded in year 1865, Vina San Pedro is nowadays one of the largest and oldest exporters of Chilean wine and one of the most important wineries in the country.
San Pedro’s main vineyard, wine cellar and hundred-year-old underground cava cellar are located in Molina, in Curico Valley, 200 Km. south of Santiago. There, San Pedro has one of the largest stretches of vineyards in Latin America, with 1,200 hectares.
Parallelly, San Pedro has over 1,500 planted hectares in Central Valley and in the other main vine-growing valleys in Chile, such as Elqui, Casablanca, San Antonio-Leyda, Maipo, Cachapoal, Maule and Bio-Bio, always in the quest for new and better origins for its wines.
Vina San Pedro is part of the so-called VSPT Wine Group winemaking group, the third largest vitivinicultural group in Chile and the second largest exporter of Chilean wine.
Its portfolio includes the brands Cabo de Hornos, Kankana del Elqui, Tierras Moradas, 1865 Single Vineyard, 1865 Lmited Edition, Castillo de Molina, 35 South and GatoNegro, which enjoy vibrant success in the most competitive markets.