Bodega Volcanes de Chile, Tectonia Cabernet Sauvignon
An intense, complex wine, which captivates the palate with power and elegance. Medium-bodied, it reveals fruit and spices such as blackcurrants, black cherries and raspberries, bay, cedar, and menthol, intermingled with graphite and smoke, revealing its volcanic origin. After crushing, the grapes undergo a pre-fermentative cold maceration for around 7 days to obtain the greatest colour intensity and concentration of aromas. After this, the alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel and once finished, a short post-fermentative maceration takes place to enhance the structure and the polymerization of the tannins. The total time in the tank is 25-28 days. Following that, the wine is transferred into French oak barrels (25% new, plus second and third use), where the malolactic fermentation takes place, and the
wine is then aged for 12 months.
Ideal with steak, barbecues, pork, game, as well as pasta dishes, cheese, empanadas, and spicy stews.
Bodegas Volcanes de Chile was founded in 2009 with the mission to create wine from grapes grown in Chile’s distinctive volcanic soils. Head Winemaker Pilar Diaz describes their philosophy as ‘To produce wines which reflect this unique and carefully studied origin and display the purity of the grape varietals without excessive use of oak. For us the volcanic character is an attribute which makes our wines more vibrant and richer with greater complexity in aromas and on the palate.’ Chile has over 2,900 volcanoes meaning that this bodega sources from vineyards across the country. Each grower produces grapes that uniquely reflect their own terroir, giving winemakers an enviable range of options to choose from. Located just south of the capital, Santiago, the Maipo Valley has been home to viticulture in Chile since the nineteenth century. The extended growing season, enjoying warmer days and cooler nights, produces grapes with a perfect balance of ripeness and acidity. Valle de Maipo is home to many of Chile’s most prestigious wines, and it is famous for its rich, fruit-driven reds, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon.