VINA AQUITANIA - Aquitania Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Bright ruby red colour. Very elegant nose, combining red ripe fruit, cassis, spices, toasted oak and with a fresh touch of mint. Well structured and smooth on the palate with soft tannins and a long finish.
To serve; French: Pintade rotie aux aubergines sautees a l'ail (Guinea-fowl with egg-plant and garlic). Chilean: Pato con Naranjas ( duck with oranges).
Hand harvested in small, 10 kg, boxes. Hand sorting on a conveyor belt.
The bunches are washed and dried before crushing. Complete de-stemming and light crushing.
Fermentation in temperature controled 21,700 liters stainless steel vats. Five days of fermenting at 28C with three pumpings over per day. Fifteen days of maceration at 22C after fermentation is completed. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.
Ageing for twelve months; 50% in two year old French oak barrels, 50% in stainless steel.