100 % Colchagua Valley
80% Cabernet sauvignon
15% Petit Verdot
70% in new French oak barrels and 30% in second-use French oak barrels, for 15 months
Climate conditions 2009
This 2009/2010 season was gifted with a much fresher weather than a normal year and also, was free of rainfall. The season started with a balanced growth of the vineyards, due to a cool spring. The blooming came a week later than usual while the setting resulted abundant, especially in Cabernet Sauvignon. Thanks to this, we obtained smaller berries, which in turn delivered much more color and better textures.
We regulated plant's vigor through less irrigational support, what was also possible due to a smaller hydric demand, given the summer's freshness.
Veraison started at early January. Grapes were completely ripe at the beginning of April. These grapes' freshness and the large array of flavors they developed due to a cooler climate are amazing. I've been able to confirm this fact in every variety, thus, I am encouraged to state that this Bicentenary Harvest's quality is extraordinary.
Dark ruby with a purple edge. Complex, very distinct Cabernet aroma with plum, cassis, spice, vanilla, black pepper, cedar and tobacco. Ripe, sweet fruit flavors, cherry, very well-integrated with some earth, oak, lees; full body, excellent balance; harmonious, fairly long finish. This is a complete wine and should be a very good choice for 5 or 6 years in the cellar.