Villalobos 2019 'Costino' Cabernet Sauvignon, Lolol
Item Number: 14732
Region: Central Valley
Sub Region: Colchagua
Appellation/AVA: Colchagua Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and quartz
Case Production: 400
Vineyard Notes: Trained on espalier, the vines at this 20-year old vineyard grow in quartz-laden clay soil in the Lolol micro-terroir, a subsector of the Colchagua Valley. 20 miles from the Pacific coast and 330 feet above sea level, the vineyard is nestled in a warm, temperate climate where the dry season lasts six to eight months out of the year. Diurnal shifts can be up to 20 degrees, which fosters ripening and sugar concentration.
Winemaking Notes: Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is harvested by hand. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with indigenous yeast in stainless-steel. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally during the spring in steel. The wine is aged in tank and bottled without fining or filtration.
Tasting Notes: On the nose, aromatics include notes of ripe red fruit marked by dark plum and cherry. Tannins are dusty and delicate, complimented by notes of stewed blueberries and red fruit. Pair this fresh and direct Cabernet with roasted red meat, aged cheese and rich, spicy dishes.