Las Colinas Cabernet Sauvignon
Las Colinas Cabernet Sauvignon from the Siegel Vineyard. It’s a wine estate that has more than 700 hectares planted in vineyards distributed in 7 vineyards strategically located from the foot of the Andes mountain range in Los Lingues, to the most coastal zones like Peralillo and very close to the Pacific Ocean in the Leyda valley.
Region and/or Appellation: Aconcagua – Leyda Valley
Soil: Clay and sandy to the east; granite and clay to the west.
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Weather conditions: Mediterranean, 215 mm (8.5 in) of rainfall per year.
Wine making / Ageing: Grapes are harvested and pressed to create the liquid for fermentation. The fermentation happens at temperatures between 26°C and 28°C to ensure more colour and structure. Post fermenting maceration for about one week. Then the juice is separated from the skins. 15% of the wine was matured in oak barrels. Complete malolactic fermentation.
After the blend was done a soft clarification, a cold stabilisation and a filtration were done. When bottling an on-line filtration was done through a plate and membrane to assure microbiological stability.
Tasting: Lovely and intense ruby colour. It has a pleasant aroma with reminds of red ripe fruits, strawberry, hints of plums and some tones of vanilla. In the mouth this wine is fresh and well rounded, good concentration and persistency.
Food Pairing: We would recommend Las Colinas Cabernet Sauvignon to go with most meat based dinners. It has a great pairing for both beef and lamb and would work well with hotpot, spicy foods and northern style food. As a red wine it would also work well with real cheese. For international foods, this works with Italian pasta dishes based with meat or red sauces, it works well with Spanish tapas, Mexican food and Indian food. It can also stand alone as a food free bottle to share with friends.