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Santa Rita
Triple C
CountryChile
RegionMaipo Valley
Grape Varieties65% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Carménère
AppellationMaipo
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Wine & Spirits
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
Bottle size
750 ml
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.