Name of the wine

Centauri

Vintage 2009
Variety

45% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot,
20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Carignan


Vineyard Description  

Appellation

Maule Valley – Chile

Soil

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

Altitude

On average 280 m

Management

Old vines (Cabernet Franc planted in 1890), cane pruned and VSP trellised. Unirrigated


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 12 and 28 days

Barrel ageing

12 months in new and used French oak barrels

Filtration

Unfined, unfiltered


Technical Analysis  

Alcohol

15.0%

Total acidity (as tartaric)

6.09

pH

3.46

Residual sugar

2.8 g/l


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