Name of the wine

Alfa Centauri

Vintage

2009

Varieties

90% Cabernet Franc,
10% Carignan


Technica analysis  

Alcohol

15,5%

Total acidity (as tartaric)

5.8 g/l

pH

3,45

Residual sugar

< 3 g/l


Vineyard description  

Appellation

Maule Valley – Chile

Soil

Cabernet Franc on alluvial silty loams, Carignan on sandier soil.

Altitude

190 m

Management

Cabernet Franc planted around 1890. Carignan from a 60 year-old vineyard. Both vineyards are ungrafted, cane pruned and unirrigated. Yields are 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, during 3 weeks

Barrel ageing

17 months in new French oak barrels. Components were blended in October 2010

Filtration

Unfined and unfiltered


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