Cenit

Our Icon wine takes its name from the highest point in the sky. Every December 21, the southern hemisphere experiences the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. That is the day the sun reaches its zenith (Cenit in Spanish) over our vineyard, and we celebrate by making the final blend, which aims to express the synergy of the best characteristics of each variety selected for this wine.

Cenit 2006

Origin and Composition

Appellation:
Colchagua Valley

Vineyard:
Caliterra Estate

Composition:
53% Cabernet Sauvignon
27% Malbec
20% Petit Verdot

Ageing:
18 months in French and American oak barrels

Tasting Notes

The 2006 vintage was a cold, dry season. The accumulated heat summation measured in degree days (based on 1OºC / 50ºF) between October 2005 and April 2006 was lower than it was during the 2005 season and over the course of the past seven years.

The primary challenge of the 2006 vintage was the particularly long wait for each variaty to reach proper phenolic maturity, which resulted in higher sugar levels in the grapes. As it was particularly cold in the Colchagua Valley, the metabolism of the vines was much slower compared to normal years and the harvest started at the end of April.

As the climatic circumstances were very favourable towards the end of the growing season and due to quality-oriented viticultural measures undertaken, the grapes were very healthy at the moment of harvesting.

Awards

Vintage 2006

Gold Medal Japan Wine Challenge

Vintage 2006

91 Points Wine & Spirits
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