Vina Ventisquero

2016 Grey Glacier Cabernet Sauvignon

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2016 Grey Glacier Cabernet Sauvignon

Head Winemaker Felipe Tosso joined Vina Ventisquero in 2000. After seriously considering alternate careers as a tennis pro and classical guitarist, he elected to enter the wine business, describing it as “one of my big passions because it’s more than work – it’s a lifestyle. ”Tosso’s winemaking travels have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, Argentina, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, back to Concha Y Toro in Chile and then finally to Vina Ventisquero. In 2003, Felipe began a close collaboration with John Duval in the production of icon wines Pangea and Vertice, a partnership that continues to this day.

Tasting Notes

Nose

With a characteristic fruitiness characteristic of Maipo costa, red fruits such as fruitllas, raspberries and cassis are mixed with aromas of black pepper, some moist soil and tobacco.

Palate

Of elegant and smooth body, of balanced structure, good acidity that increases the complexity. Tannins present and soft at the same time, ending with a
prolonged end-of-mouth sensation.

 

"As the yields were lower for the Cabernet plants used for the 2016 Grey Cabernet Sauvignon, they could save more grapes before the rains started than they could for high-yielding vineyards. Also, some of the top wines were not bottled and their grapes were used for this Grey, which resulted in a lighter and fresher style, not that varietal, but very pleasant and easy to drink, clean and quite fruit driven."

--90 points Wine Advocate, Oct 2018

Specifications

Year 2016
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, & 3% Cabernet Franc
Country Chile
Alcohol content
13.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
Type Red Blend
Cellaring Potential Awaiting Info
Dietary Information Vegetarian & Vegan
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Accompany mature cheeses and grilled red and well-seasoned meats.
Appellation
Maipo Valley