For years, Cabo de Hornos has been a reference for Chilean wine. All character and strength of a wine reserved only for true connoisseurs. It is an icon of Chilean viticulture and viniculture.
Grandes Vinos de San Pedro
100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine is obtained from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the San Pedro vineyards located in the Lontué Valley (Molina, Region VII).
The vineyards set aside for Cabo de Hornos are 40 years old. They use a vertical trellis system without irrigation, and produce 6 tons per hectare. Grapes are hand gathered in 20-kg boxes to keep the berries intact. Ripeness is determined through field samplings, and the grapes are harvested when they reach 24-25° brix.
Upon arriving at the cellar the grapes are received in a selection table where leaves and undesired grains or clusters are manually separated. Then the grape is maintained in cold pre-fermentative maceration for two days (10-12°C) and then goes under fermentation with controlled temperatures (26°C). Fermentation involves 3 daily pump-overs with gentle pressing of the grapes. After the transformation from must to wine, there is a post-fermentative process that lasts for two to three more weeks for maximum extraction of color and aromas.
Subsequently, the wine is stored in French oak barrels (new and first use) for 18 months. After this storage period, the wine is clarified with natural egg whites and bottled without filtering to conserve its full concentration and naturalness throughout the process.
Great intense, concentrated, and dark wine, whose color anticipates in part its aromas and flavors.
intense, mature, with spices mixed with wood, coffee and black fruits.
of great body and good concentration, its tannins are very present, but in harmony with the rest of components. It is a long, very expressive, but serious wine at the same time. A classic and elegant Cabernet. Able to be saved for the next five to eight years.