Casa Santiago – Rose

Vino Anterior

Estate: Requingua
Sub-region: Curicó Valley
Soil: Loam/clay
Alcohol: 13
Total acidity: 4.9 g/L
Residual sugar: 5 g/L

Warm temperate climate with a Mediterranean rainfall regime and a wide range between daytime and nighttime temperatures, resulting from the proximity of the Pacific Ocean (80 kilometers, or 50 miles) and the Andes mountains (60 kilometers, or 37 miles). Requingua — Corner of the Winds in the indigenous Mapundungun language — receives coastal breezes during the afternoon that help keep summer temperatures moderate. Annual precipitation averages about 600 millimeters, or 23.6 inches, concentrated in the winter months.

This Rose is made starting with grapes from parcels in the Requingua estate’s northern sector, characterized by deep, loam-clay soil.

Age of vines: 15 years
Vine management system: Canopy
Density: 1,660 plants/hectare (670 plants/acre)
Yield: 16 tons/hectare (6.5 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Hand picking, with double selection in vineyard, in the second half of February

Maceration: Short maceration period of 2-4 hours in the press
Extraction: Direct pressing, with pneumatic press
Fermentation: With active dry yeast (Bayanus), temperature 14°-16° Celsius (57°-61° Fahrenheit), reductive method
Aging: Wine conserved in stainless steel vats

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Pale, brilliant pink
Nose: Elegant nose of raspberry and cherry with a hint of mint
In mouth: Vigorous in the mouth with light acid on the palate; an interesting finish replete with red fruits
Pairing recommendations: Aperitif, pastas


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