Great drinking. Dark, cassis flavours of Cabernet with spice and red fruits of Syrah.
The aim of Sanama is to produce fresh and vibrant wines from young vineyards throughout Cachapoal in Chile. This is a sumptuous new world blend, combining the dark, cassis like flavours of Cabernet with the spice and red fruits of Syrah.
Region/Country: Cachapoal Andes, Chile
Grape/s: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Production Method: Sustainable farming. Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel before maturation in a mix of French and American oak for 4 months
Style: Dark coloured with vibrant red and dark fruit aromas and flavours. Soft and juicy
Pairing Suggestion: Grilled meats and vegetables
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Profile: The world's most famous and most planted red variety, displaying powerful and distinctive character of cassis and blackcurrant regardless of where it is grown. Deeply coloured and extremely long-lived, Cabernet Sauvignon has extremely small, thick-skinned berries and is a later ripening variety that does particularly well in moderate to warm climates. It does very well with oak, adding cigar box and cedar complexity. Often blended, it is a variety which demands ageing, allowing time for its tannins to soften and austerity to flesh out.
Classic Regions: Bordeaux (France), Napa Valley (USA), Coonawarra, Clare Valley (Australia), Hawkes Bay (New Zealand), Walker Bay (South Africa), Chile and Argentina
The wines offer great value. Nicely defined with clearly expressed varietal characters, they are forward and ready for drinking. The vineyards in Cachapoal are situated to the east of the valley on the foothills of the Andes.