Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2018 – Vina Marty
Pascal Marty has been the winemaker for Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A., he spent more than 14 years at that Bordeaux company’s chateaus; Mouton Rothschild, Clerc Milon, d’Armailhac and with Mouton Cadet. He helped create deluxe reds for two Rothschild joint ventures: Opus One, with Robert Mondavi in the Napa Valley, Almaviva and with Concha y Toro in Chile. Now is winemaker and CEO of Vina Marty and the Mariposa Alegre Gran Reserva is one of his sons.
In the glass the colour is deep ruby red, the nose is complex with black fruit notes, cassis and the oak ageing gave the cloves and vanilla hints. Another stunning wine made by Pascal Marty.
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Tradition and French experience with Chile’s best terroirs: Viña Marty was created in 2008. This project began with Pascal’s vision to produce bring high quality wines to all consumers’ tastes. Today the vineyard is directed by Pascal, Owner and Winemaker together with key partners. The wines represent the synthesis of a life in the wine industry. From Chateau Mouton Rothschild to Opus One and Almaviva, Pascal Marty combines all his experience gained in France, California, Chile, and in the most prestigious wine regions of the world, to create wines with soul and history.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s foremost red wine-grape variety. Though widely cultivated throughout the world, it is most commonly associated with the red wines of Bordeaux, his home, where it is the key red variety in the Left Bank regions of the Médoc and Pessac-Léognan.
In the vineyard, the grapes are small, thick-skinned and decidedly blue-colored, with a high pip-to-pulp ratio. Its thick skin results in wines of profoundly deep color, and the pips add a high level of tannin.
It ripens late, which is advantageous in warmer climates like Bordeaux, France and California. In colder growing environments, Cabernet Sauvignon can easily fail to ripen properly.
They wines are tannic in youth, especially when aged in oak, and often require a few years to soften before they become enjoyable to drink. Typical flavors may include black fruits like blackcurrant or blackberry, as well as fragrant cigar box, tobacco and coffee.
Elsewhere, Cabernet Sauvignon is cultivated to a greater or lesser extent in virtually all wine-growing regions. High-quality wines are produced in Bolgheri, Italy and Australia, notably Margaret River and Coonawarra. There are considerable plantings and good quality in Chile, Argentina and South Africa.