Winemaker Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Carménère

Viña Los Vascos
At Los Vascos cultivation is at our heart; we cultivate not only vineyards but our dream to transform our vast land into a fruitful eco-system producing the most elegant Chilean wines. We are free spirited but remember our heritage. Our holistic approach encompasses and protects all - from our short-legged sheep clearing weeds without devouring precious grapes to our artisans honing hand-made knives to carefully tend the vines. We embody the Chilean paradox, meticulous in our work, easy going and warm in our personality. We are independent yet proud to cultivate our community because we are stronger and happier together.

The vintage
The season started with an exceptionally warm and dry winter, with few days of sub-zero temperatures. During spring, we experienced two frost episodes that affected part of the buds and shoots, leading to natural thinning and, consequently, lower yields and greater concentration. Throughout the season, temperatures continued to rise, reaching peaks of up to 37 °C in the shade during the summer. As a result, the harvest began 20 days earlier than usual.
Cabernet sauvignon : 75%
Carménère : 25%

Brillant ruby colour with garnet reflections.
On the nose, the Carmenere stands out with herbaceous and spicy notes such as pepper, red bell pepper and saffron. The Cabernet Sauvignon contributes the aromatic foundation with aromas of red fruits such as plum and cherry. All of this is rounded by barrel aging, which brings hints of cedar and cloves.
On the palate, the wine is elegant and balanced with good acidity and well-integrated tannins. The soft and silky tannins of the Carmenere complement the more imposing structure of the Cabernet Sauvignon.