Root:1 Cabernet Sauvignon

Root:1 Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Description

The sun-drenched Maipo Valley is home to world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignon with rich color and full body. 

Root:1 Food Pairing
Root:1 Lifestyle Shot
Root:1 Lineup
Root:1 Vineyard
Root:1 Winemaker Ángel Marchant
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Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Maipo Valley
Vineyard name
Trinidad Vineyard
Soil composition
Sandy, light brown loamy clay soil of volcanic origin
Training method
Open canopy VSP trellis system; bilateral cordon training
500 feet
1080 - 1350
Less than 10 tons
Year vineyard planted:
Harvest time:
First vintage of this wine:
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Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
10 days days
Fermentation temperature:
73.4 - 82.4 °F °F
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks and oak barrels
Size of aging container:
70% oak barrels of 225L and 30% stainless steel tanks of 30,000L
Type of oak:
50% French - 50% American
Length of aging before bottling:
70% of the wine ages for 10 months in 50% French 50% American Oak, 30% of the wine ages in stainless steel tanks
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Analytical Data
pH level:
5.27 g/L
13 %
Residual sugar:
5.4 g/L
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Wine Production

Root:1 has developed and implemented five pillars of sustainability: Clean Energy, Water Conservation, Waste Management, Minimal Intervention, and Community Connection, which guide its farming and winemaking practices. 

  • Clean Energy – Root:1 uses solar power for energy, and the large-scale underground gravity cellar generates an even temperature throughout the year without air conditioning or heating. 
  • Water Conservation – The absolute minimum water necessary is used, and 100% of the process water from the winery is reused for irrigation.       
  • Minimal Intervention – Root:1 only uses interventions when necessary to protect the vine. Trichoderma, a natural fungus, is used instead of chemicals to control fungi, and products made from tea and citrus extract control botrytis.
  • Waste Management – They reuse 85% of their inorganic materials and 100% of their vineyard waste as fertilizer. 
  • Community Connection – 100% of Root:1’s production team comes from local communities in central Chile, and they support different projects with the community, including the reconstruction of the “Los Pecesitos” school after the 2010 earthquake.