Origin: Sur Andino - Central Valley, Chile
Taste guide: Medium bodied, blackcurrant and blackberry fruit flavours, coffee and chocolate notes, part oaked
75cl - 13% - screwcap
The name Siete Soles was inspired by the legend of the seven suns (siete soles) depicted on the rocks of an ancient Inca site close to the Terra Andina winery in Apoquindo, to the east of Santiago.
The Terra Andina winery has always sought to produce wines from selected terroirs that can express the true flavours and aromas of each variety, thereby creating a unique wine that will give the consumer great value and satisfaction. Their philosophy is to blend grapes from different valleys so that they have cross-regional blends for a specific varietal. This allows Terra Andina to be more flexible and achieve fruit driven, clean wines, but always very respectful of character of each varietal. Since 2001 Terra Andina has been part of the Santa Rita group, benefitting from the expertise and worldwide distribution channels.
This Cabernet Sauvignon adheres totally to these principles. The vineyards are situated in the Central Valley, where the climate is strongly influenced by the nearby Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountain range. Soils are a mixture of clay, loamy limestone and sand.
All the grapes were harvested by hand and vinified in their state-of-the-art winery using traditional techniques in modern conditions. Twenty percent of the wine was aged for two months in French oak before back blending to produce the final wine.
The colour is deep and intense ruby-red. On the nose, it shows intense aromas of blackcurrants and plums, with subtle touches of vanilla. In the mouth, it is juicy with good body and structure. It has a great concentration of fruit, with the ripe blackcurrants and blackberry notes being at the forefront, nicely combined with elegant and round tannins. Overall this is a very classy Cabernet Sauvignon.
Sells elsewhere for at least £7.69 - at Binendwines just £5.75.