Santa Rita 120 Rosé Cabernet Sauvignon
|Region||Central Valley, Chile|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah|
|Brand||Santa Rita Winery|
Climate & Soil
Chile’s wine region has a mediterranean climate with a
tremendous oscillation between daytime and nighttime temperatures, an average humidity of 55–60%, and summer temperatures that reach above 30ºc. Temperatures are lower in the areas near the andes mountains due to the cold air from the mountains, and the temperatures in areas closer to the coastal mountains have less variation between the daytime highs and nighttime lows due to the maritime influence. Grapes from a
selection of vineyards planted on silty soils with excellent drainage at the foot of the andes are carefully combined with fruit from vineyards located near the coastal range, where the soils are heavier and have a combination of silt and clay.
Made using a combination of two rosé production methods. A larger portion of the must (70%) is obtained from grapes
picked early in the season (late march) when the grapes are very fresh and have plenty of and natural acidity. This portion is then blended with the other 30% from must that was bled off from grapes picked a month later for greater ripeness and complexity. the aim is to create a wine that is much more complete and elegant. Alcoholic fermentation takes place at low temperatures over the course of 20 days. The new wine is then left on its lees for another 15 days before it is sulfited and blended.
alcohol: 13.5% vol.
total acidity: 5.85 g/l (expressed in tartaric acid)
residual sugar: 2.84 g/l
Light violet-red in color. The nose is dominated by aromas of cherries,raspberries, and black currants. Medium bodied, with refreshing acidity and a fresh, elegant, and long finish.
Winemaker: Carlos Gatica
Variety: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah
Region: Central Valley
Superb quality and craftsmanship are the hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile’s most admired and innovative wine estates. The “120” series of wines was named after the historic event in which 120 soldiers took refuge in Santa Rita’s cellars in 1814 during Chile’s war for independence. These wines are
fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures and bottled early to preserve each variety’s fruitiness and natural aromas. The 120 wines are young, fresh and fruity, elegant and perfectly balanced with good acidity. Their exceptional value makes them an outstanding choice for accompanying
our everyday meals.