Cabernet Sauvignon Renacido #74
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.