Vindeo Chadwick, 2010

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Vindeo Chadwick

Contains Sulphites.

Appellation: Maipo Valley

The Maipo Valley is perhaps Chile's most famous sub-region situated in the Central Valley. It is also the closest region to Santiago, and vineyards are planted far east of the city towards the Andes and also west towards the ocean. With this in mind, reds from the central and eastern 'Alto Maipo' tend to be bold and full bodied, checked by the cool mountain breezes that help to retain freshness and acidity. Vineyards in the west of the Maipo have seen great success with other varietals including Pinot Noir, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Perhaps Maipo's biggest strength is the sheer diversity of grapes on offer.

Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is responsible for many of the world's greatest wines and is, arguably, the grandest of all red wine varieties. This thick-skinned, late-ripening variety performs best in the warm, gravelly soils of the Médoc in Bordeaux, usually blended with lesser amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Cabernet Sauvignon is often packed full of cedar, herb and blackcurrant notes. Leaning towards musk, pencil lead and cigar-box in its home region of Bordeaux. Its deep-colour, assertive tannins and affinity with oak allow the wines to improve in bottle over many years if not decades. It is equally capable of producing affordable, everyday reds in regions like the south of France's Pays d'Oc, and countries like Bulgaria and Chile as it is of producing wines with real finesse and class. The best of which come from Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Tuscany and parts of Australia, particularly Margaret River. Latterly, South Africa, New Zealand and Argentina are laying claim to some very good blends and varietals made from Cabernet Sauvignon.