Name of the wine

Alfa Centauri

Vintage

2008

Varieties

55% Cabernet Sauvignon,
30% Cabernet Franc,
15% Merlot


Technica analysis  

Alcohol

14.6%

Total acidity (as tartaric)

7.1 g/L

pH

3.42

Residual sugar

2.7 g/l


Vineyard description  

Appellation

Maule Valley – Chile

Soil

Alluvional, free draining, sandy loams. Cabernet Franc on silty loam.

Altitude

On average 300 m

Management

Cabernet-Sauvignon from 100 year-old vineyard, head pruned and untrellised. Cabernet Franc from 120 year- old, cane pruned vineyard. Merlot also cane pruned and trellised. Vineyards are ungrafted and unirrigated. Yields around 25 hl/ha.


Winemaking characteristics  

Harvest

By hand, during April. Grapes sorted at the winery

Fermentation

In stainless steel tanks, at 28°C

Maceration

At 24°C, between 15 and 25 days

Barrel ageing

18 months in new French oak barrels.

Filtration

Unfined, unfiltered


Awards & Mentions O. Fournier 2008 - (Cask sample)

 

91 points Stephen Tanzer
Selected  for Decanter New World Icon Wine Master Seminar
91 points Descorchados Wine Guide 2011 Chile.
Decanter Bronze Medal.

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