Tabalí DOM Cabernet Sauvignon, DO Valle del Maipo 2015

£40.00
  • Tabalí DOM Cabernet Sauvignon, DO Valle del Maipo 2015
  • Tabalí DOM Cabernet Sauvignon, DO Valle del Maipo 2015

Tabalí DOM Cabernet Sauvignon, DO Valle del Maipo 2015

£40.00

AVAILABILITY: 5 in stock

Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Style Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Spice, Silky Tannins, Black Fruits, Complex, Rich, Food Friendly, Elegant, Fresh
Country Chile
Region Maipo Valley
Volume 75cl
ABV 14%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan

 

Expertly crafted by Tabalí, the DOM Cabernet Sauvignon from Valle del Maipo boasts a luscious bouquet of blackcurrant, cedar, rosehip, and star anise. With a full-bodied palate and refreshing balance, this wine is perfect for rich dishes like ragout or lamb shanks. Its complex flavor profile and medium-to-high tannin structure make it a perfect pairing for black olive pizza or porcini mushroom tagliatelle. Experience the full potential of this wine at the ideal temperature.

Critic Review

JancisRobinson.com: 16.5Pts (2017 vintage)

"Crème de cassis, blackberry and vanilla, really aromatic, passion-fruit florals, mouth-watering acid – very fresh! Medium fine-grained tannin."
Samantha Cole-Johnson

About the Producer

Established in 2002, Tabalí is a pioneer and iconic winery situated in Limarí, on the edge of the Atacama Desert in one of the northernmost vineyard regions of Chile. They were one of the first wineries to settle in Limarí and their wines faithfully reflect their place of origin in which climate and soils play a fundamental role, and bring out the potential of each of their vineyards.

Tabalí is the only winery that produces wines that cross Chile from east to west in the same valley (D.O.), from their incredibly high and remote site of Roca Madre (second highest vineyard in Chile) in the Andes Mountains' Rio Hurtado area down to their cool climate, 'Camanchaca' fog blanked vineyards by the Pacific Ocean. In their quest for the perfection, they now also have a site in the renowned Cabernet and Merlot region of Maipo Valley. The result is a range of truly distinctive wines with elegance, restraint and minerality which the dynamic team of Felipe Muller (winemaker) and Hector Rojas (viticulturalist) have attributed to their cabinet full of the wine world’s most prestigious trophies. In 2014, Felipe Müller was name 'Chilean Young Winemaker of the Year' and acclaimed for his ability to understand Tabali´s distinctive terroir and use it to create remarkable wines, unique to Chile.

Tabalí also has the honour of stewardship of the Limarí Valley’s most significant archaeological sites, the mystical ‘Valle del Encanto’ (Enchanted Valley) which borders their vineyards. A sacred site of the ancient Molle and Diaguita culture, the many rock drawings and carved Tacita stones depict an ancient way of life. The Tabalí mask logo has been taken from one of these rock carvings, which can only be seen at certain times of day when the sun’s alignment makes them magically appear.

Vineyard and Winery

Grapes for Tabalí DOM Cabernet Sauvignon come from vines planted on a mild, south-facing incline, which in turn receives less sunlight during the summertime, creating a cooler area.  The area gets quite windy in the afternoons because of its proximity to the Maipo river gorge.  All of these factors make this vineyard a cooler place than the rest of Valle del Maipo.  The soil on the slope is of colluvial origin broken up by very stony layers.  This soil is perfect for planting Cabernet Sauvignon because of its low fertility, thus naturally controlling the growth and production of grapes, resulting in very high quality.  The grapes ripen more slowly, producing fresher and more elegant wines.  Harvesting was done by hand into 20kg-bins to avoid any damage to the fruit.  This began in the first week of April, when the optimum phenolic ripeness had been achieved.  At the winery the bunches were very carefully selected, before destemming and further selection.  The fermentation took place in small stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures with maceration occurring after the alcoholic fermentation.  Tabalí DOM Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 was aged in French oak barrels for ten months.

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