Name of the wine

O. Fournier

Vintage

2008

Varieties

80% Cabernet Franc,
10% Cabernet Sauvignon,
10% Carignan


Technica analysis  

Alcohol

14.5%

Total acidity (as tartaric)

6.9 g/L

pH

3.39

Residual sugar

< 3 g/l


Vineyard description  

Appellation

Maule Valley - Chile

Soil

Alluvional, free draining, silty loams (Cabernet Franc). Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan on sandier soils.

Altitude

On average 280 m

Management

Cabernet Franc planted around 1890. Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan from 100 and 60 year- old vineyards respectively. All vineyards are ungrafted, cane pruned and unirrigated. Yields around 20 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, 24 days (Cabernet franc)

Barrel ageing

17 months in new French oak barrels. Selection of the best barrels of the vintage.

Filtration

Unfined, unfiltered


Awards & Mentions  

92 points - Top Four in the Country

Steven Tanzer

90-94 points Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
16,5-17 points Jancis Robinson
Selected for Masters of Wine Symposium Jancis Robinson

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