Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This wine is produced from a pioneer vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon in Castilla-La Mancha, planted in the early 1970s, which was also the world’s first drip-irrigated commercial vineyard. This wine is made entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon that fermented separately by parcel in stainless steel followed by 12-18 months in French oak.

Wine Production

The grapes for this very special wine have been selected almost on a vine per vine basis, with the aim to preserve all of the character and personality that our single estate terroir has to offer.

Tasting Notes

Deep purple in color, this Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with aromas of black cherries, wild berry fruits and sweet spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate and tobacco. It is expansive on the palate: full-bodied, well-structured with fine, integrated tannins, and outstanding depth.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with osso bucco, truffle and boar ravioli, or barbecue.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Dominio de Valdepusa vineyard
Vineyard size
125 acres
Soil composition
Limestone
Training method
Vertical Shoot Positioning - Ballerina
Elevation
1,617 feet
Vines/acre
800
Yield/acre
2 tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
1974
First vintage of this wine
1982
Bottles produced of this wine
18,600
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation container
Stainlesss steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New-One year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
14-16 days
Fermentation temperature
75-82 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration; Racking, Punchdown, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Maceration length
2 days; 7-15
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
22 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12-18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.9 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
3.1 g/L
Acidity
4.7 g/L

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