The Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère crops, upon their arrival in the cellars, were fermented separately. A traditional fermentation was carried out after a five day cold maceration of the must on the skins in order to fully bring out the concentration and natural quality of the grapes. The period of skin contact in French oak fermenters during the fermentation lasted a full 20 days. As a next step the Cabernet Sauvignon was blended together with the Carménère during the month of December. Albis then aged for 18 months in 60 gallon (225 liter) French oak barrels.d.
HARAS DE PIRQUE ALBIS GRAN RESERVA 2016
81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Carménère
Albis expresses on the nose the typical aromas of the Maipo Andes Valley with its pleasurable notes of spice and graphite. The palate is supple and elegant with excellent length and persistence and a long and continuous finish and aftertaste. It is a wine capable of giving its best in the years to come as well.