Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon

Region Central Valley, Chile
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Style Red
Brand Santa Rita

Climate & Soil
Chile’s central zone has Mediterranean climate with a broad oscillation between daytime and nighttime temperatures, an average humidity of 55-60%, and maximum high temperatures above 30 °C (86 °F) in the summer.Temperatures are lower near the Andes due to the cold air from the mountains, and the area closer to the Coastal Range has less daily temperature oscillation due to the maritime influence. Grapes from a selection of vineyards on silty soils with excellent drainage at the foot of
the Andes Mountains are carefully combined with those from vineyards located in an area near the Coastal Mountains where the soils are heavier and have a combination of silt and clay.

Vinification
The grapes were hand picked during the month of April. They were destemmed, crushed, and fermented at 24°-28 °C (75°-82°F), depending on the lot and zone of origin. 10% oak was used during fermentation to help set the color and stabilize the wines. Once the alcoholic fermentation was completed, 20% of the wine was aged in French oak for 8 months to lend sweetness and increase complexity.

Ageing Potential
3 to 5 years

Technical Details
pH: 3.65
Total Acidity: 4.91 g/l (exp. Tartaric Acid)
Alcohol: 13.5 % vol.
Residual Sugar: 2.89 g/l

Winemaker’s Comment
120 Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep and intense violet-red in color. Notes of red and black fruits predominate on the nose with the touch of spice that is typical in Cabernet, plus the aromas of vanilla, cloves, and tobacco that come from the oak. Sweet, elegant, and smooth tannins lend depth to the well-rounded palate andlead to a fresh, fruity, and juicy finish.

Winemaker: Carlos Gatica
Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Central Valley

Superb quality and craftsmanship are the hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile’s most admired and innovative wine estates. The “120” series of wines was named after the historic event in which 120 soldiers took refuge in Santa Rita’s cellars in 1814 during Chile’s war for independence. These wines are
fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures and bottled early to preserve each variety’s fruitiness and natural aromas. The 120 wines are young, fresh and fruity, elegant and perfectly balanced with good acidity. Their exceptional value makes them an outstanding choice for accompanying
our everyday meals.

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