Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Type: Red
Country: Chile
Region: Aconcagua Costa
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ratings: James Suckling’s Top 100 of 2021

Climate: Warm, dry climate with high daytime temperatures. The mild and cooler air from the Pacific Ocean cools the soil in the evening and moderates the temperature during the day
Terroir: The vineyard is planted on alluvial deposits with a high percentage of stones and gravel beneath a layer of loam
Winemaking: The grapes were double-sorted and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 8 to 28 days at temperatures fluctuating between 25º and 31º Celsius. Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, 30% new

Color: Bright ruby red with violet shimmers
Nose: The nose displays aromas of red fruits such as strawberries, plums and cherries accompanied by spicy and balsamic notes, framed by soft touches of nutmeg, vanilla and pastries
Palate: A lovely palate is dominated by red fruits like raspberries and plums covered by delicate pastry notes with sweet spices and caramel. This wine has a good structure with fine-grained tannins, juiciness and freshness that contribute to its elegant texture and great persistence

About the Winery:
Arboleda was born in 1999 as part of the shared dream that inspired Robert Mondavi and Eduardo Chadwick to realize the potential of Chile as a world-class producer of fine wines. The name “Arboleda” in Spanish means “grove of trees” and is a tribute to the native Chilean trees that have been preserved within the vineyards that produce the Arboleda grapes.

The source of the Arboleda grapes comes from two self-contained estates within the valley. A stunning hillside property some 40kms inland was acquired and planted in 2000 with a selection of red grape varieties. This property was named “Las Vertientes” due to its natural springs of water.

Arboleda red wines aim for complete ripeness, full-bodied with high concentration of fruit, complexity and balance. Arboleda white wines aim to be fresh, and crispy with high acidity and intense aromatics. Therefore the vineyards were planted in 2005 in proximity to the sea, only 14 km from the Pacific Ocean in a property called “Chilhue”.