La Despensa Boutique Colchagua Cabernet Sauvignon
La Despensa Boutique Winery
Chile - Central Valley Region - Colchagua Valley

A different take on Chilean Cabernet, with grapes from a high-alitude vineyard in the foothills of the Andes, where Summer temperatures never exceed 30C/85F. The grapes ripen over a longer growing season and the higher levels of UV help fix color and flavor profile. This is a fresher take on Cabernet Sauvignon when compared to the typical highly concentrated Cabs that are considered the standard from Chile. The Marselan (from our own vineyard in Santa Ana) adds structure and tension to the wine and also an even more intense color. Expect fresh and recently ripened blackberries and red currants. 

Colchagua Valley
Wine Type
100% Cabernet Sauvignon (2019) ; 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Marselan (2020)
Age of vines
Average 10 years
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
decomposed granite / Clay-Loam
All grapes are hand harvested and sorted in the vineyard early in the morning. Grapes were harvested on May 5th. They are then destemmed by our bin-top destemmer with the roller removed (so grapes come out whole without being crushed). Fermentation took place in bins and on native yeasts. Punchdows were done 2-4 times per day, depending at which stage in the fermentation the grapes were in. Grapes were gently pressed and the wine was barrelled- MLF took place over Winter. Wines were racked once post MLF. Wine was flitered and bottled after 10 months of barrel ageing in 5th use+ neutral barrels.
150 (9-liter cases)

Wine goes well with grilled vegetables (eggplants for instance) as well as pork chops. 
Also delicious with mild cheeses.

Producer Information: La Despensa Boutique Winery

At La Despensa, the team is proudly Colchagüino. All the wines are produced from grapes grown in the Colchagua Valley. They say they'll never make wines from another valley!

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