Casas Del Bosque Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Deep red-purple color. The tannins are ripe and integrated. Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon is characterized by scents of cassis and mint. Some dried fig and raspberry appear as well in this vintage. The rich and ripe fruit blends effortlessly
with vanilla and spice derived from oak barrels. This wine is dense and concentrated, with good length and the capacity to improve for the next 3-5 years.
91 pts – James Suckling
The grapes come from deep, gravelly, well-drained soils in the Maipo Valley that are ideally suited for Cabernet Sauvignon. Sourced from different vineyards in the central and southern parts of the valley, such as Isla de Maipo and Hacienda Chada, the crop levels average 4 tons per acre. Following harvest, the grapes were sorted at the winery, destemmed and then crushed to tanks (but not before a rigorous table sorting protocol). Fermentation occurred with selected yeasts, lasting nearly two weeks, with temperatures peaking at 91ºF. Following the completion of the alcoholic fermentation, the must was subjected to an additional week of post fermentation maceration at cool temps. The wine was then pressed off the skins and put into 20% new, 80% used French oak barrels for 11 months during which time it was racked and plunged twice. The wine was clarified with natural egg whites prior to bottling. A total of 9,300 cases were produced.