Grape Variety 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
Tasting Notes Viñedo Chadwick 2017 displays a beautiful, bright ruby red color with violet shimmer. Elegant, full of subtleties, very vivid and fresh on the nose, with aromas of fruit reminiscent of currant, cassis and raspberry, featuring a diaphanous wine with crystalline purity and of great complexity. On the palate, fresh red fruit reminiscent of cherry, raspberry and strawberry star the first entry, followed by cassis, licorice and subtle notes of cloves and cedar. Fresh and intense, its magnificent tannins caresses the palate with great finesse, elegance and persistence, auguring a delightful ageing potential.
-Francisco Baettig, Technical Director
Grapes were handpicked in the morning and transported in small 15-kg boxes. We followed the progress of ripeness through aerial pictures, which allowed us to identify homogeneous lots and differentiate harvest moments according to each case.
On arrival at the winery, the grapes were carefully inspected on a double selection board to remove vegetal remains and damaged berries to ensure the quality of the wine. Fermentation took place between 24 and 28º C in small-volume stainless steel tanks to help increase the percentage of contact between the skins and the juice. Depending on the desired level of extraction, the wine underwent up to three daily pumpovers. To enhance its aromas and colours, the maceration time was of 18 to 30 days, depending on the individual development of each lot. The wine was racked to French oak barrels (80% new, 10% used) and Stockinger foudres (10%), where it underwent malolactic fermentation and was kept for 22 months. Clarification and stabilization occurred in a natural way during this period.
Aging for 22 months, 80% in new French oak barrels and 20% in foudres