Cabernet Sauvignon Renacido #74

2016

This vineyard is a terrace of alluvial soils, around which the Perquilauquen river flows in an oxbow. This river  is very unusual for Chile because it flows east from the Coastal Mountains towards the Andes, bringing granitic silt with it. Because of the strange flood plains of a river that flows "backwards," bridges have not been built on this section of the river and the locals must depend upon precarious balsas, small single-car transporter ferries with outboard motors. These communities are perhaps more traditional and/or lost in the past than most parts of Maule, and the farming here is no different: horses are still the tractors of the day.

The use of native yeast and neutral barrels keeps things naked and transparent. Fermented with native yeasts, barrel-aged over two winters in French barrels of various cooperages with two or more uses. 330 cases produced.

94 points
"I enjoyed the texture of the 2016 Renacido Vineyard, perhaps a little less elegant but with great character. I looked at my note from the previous year and was very surprised to read that I commented on the texture then as well. I often associate minerality with texture (and/or vice versa), so this has to be an expression of the soil here, an expression of granite. Because it's also Cabernet Sauvignon... 5,000 bottles were filled in November 2017."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
, October 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB8012-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Cabernet Sauvignon
Farming Type: 
Organic