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Cenit 2006

ORIGIN AND COMPOSITION:

Valley:
  • Colchagua Valley
Property/Estate:
  • Caliterra Estate
Composition:
  • 53% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 27% Malbec
  • 20% Petit Verdot
Ageing:
  • 18 months in French and American oak barrels

TASTING NOTES:

The 2006 vintage was a cold, dry season. The accumulated heat summation measured in degree days (based on 1OºC / 50ºF) between October 2005 and April 2006 was lower than it was during the 2005 season and over the course of the past seven years.

The primary challenge of the 2006 vintage was the particularly long wait for each variaty to reach proper phenolic maturity, which resulted in higher sugar levels in the grapes. As it was particularly cold in the Colchagua Valley, the metabolism of the vines was much slower compared to normal years and the harvest started at the end of April.

As the climatic circumstances were very favourable towards the end of the growing season and due to quality-oriented viticultural measures undertaken, the grapes were very healthy at the moment of harvesting.

AWARDS:

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

93 Score

Wine & Spirits

91 Score

Japan Wine Challenge

Gold