A blend based on cabernet franc (55 percent) with cabernet sauvignon and carmenere, this is a powerful Triple C with muscular black fruit. The concentration is matched by tannins as strong as steel girders. Despite being six years old, it seems not to have aged at all. Cellar it a few years more to let the wines complexity develop.
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Grape Varieties65% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carménère
DescriptionThis superb wine is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère three varieties originally from Bordeaux and carefully cultivated by Santa Rita. Triple C benefits from the best of both the Old and New World, combining the elegance of traditional grape varieties with state-of-the-art New World techniques. The specially-selected grapes are grown at Santa Rita's Alto Jahuel Estate in Chile's Maipo Valley, approximately 40 miles from Santiago. Triple C represents a new style in Chilean wine-making, becoming a true expression of Chilean nature.
VinificationThe three varieties are vinified separately and stored in new, medium-toast French oak immediately after malolactic fermentation is completed. Each wine was aged separately for 17 months and blended just before bottling.
ColorDeep, intense ruby red
NoseWell-developed bouquet with a rich combination of black currant and floral nuances with delicate undertones of graphite, tar, chocolate and vanilla.
PalateElegant and well-structured, this wine has an excellent balance and wonderful persistence.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.65 %pH: 3.69TA: 4.5 g/l
Serving SuggestionsDelicious with wild game and fowl, ripe cheeses, and spicy red meats. The wine is unfiltered in order to completely maintain its character, therefore we recommend decanting before serving.