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Callia Alta Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape Varieties100% Cabernet Sauvignon
DescriptionBodegas Callia is situated in the Tulum Valley in Argentinas province of San Juan. It is nestled between the Pie de Palo hills to the north and the Cerro Chico Del Zonsa to the south. Two fincas (estates) encompass 300 hectares of land: Finca Pie de Palo and Finca 9 De Julio. At 2,133 feet above sea level, the area is blessed by temperate climate, low rainfall and rich sandy alluvial and clay loam soil; the result is intense and fruity wines that reflect the rich terroir of this region.Born from passion and legend, Bodegas Callia is named for a young woman who arrived in the province of San Juan many years ago. She wrote to her family describing San Juan as a paradise endowed with abundant fruits despite the desert landscape. Her name was Callia and today, for the people of Argentina, Callia is synonymous with hope, endurance and success.Bodegas Callia celebrates the spirit of this illustrious woman. The winerys goal is to produce the best wines in San Juan and the best Shiraz in Argentina. Along with creating quality wines, they continue to respect and support the people, nature and community from which their wines are created.
VinificationHarvest started in early March. Grapes were hand-harvested and immediately sent to the winery to achieve optimum conditions. After crushing, a prefermentative maceration was at 12 ℉ during 48 hours. Alcoholic fermentation took place between 24 ℉ and 26 ℉, during 11 days, with the addition of selected yeasts. 30% of this blend was oak aged for three months, 50% in French Oak and 50% in American Oak.
ColorIntense red colour
NoseFruit aromas are combined with spiced aromas
PalateOn the palate, it is sweet and rounded with noticeable but very mild tannins that make it very delicate and easy to drink.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.3 %pH: 3.70RS: 5.35 g/LTA: 5.75 g/L