Las Cartas Cabernet Sauvignon 20
Blessed with a dynamic range of climatic conditions, from the cooling Pacific Ocean breezes to the balmy temperatures of the Central Valley, Chile is an ideal home for a wide variety of grape varieties. Its wine-growing regions extend from the arid Atacama Desert in the north to the cool climate vineyards of Patagonia in the south. This diverse geography allows vignerons in Chile to produce a wide range of varietals, from robust Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère, the country's signature grape, to crisp Sauvignon Blanc and lifted Pinot Noir.
The Maipo Valley, known for its unique microclimate, provides a range of conditions ideal for this Cabernet Sauvignon. Nestled between the Andes and the Coastal Range, the Maipo Valley benefits from both the cooling influences of the Pacific Ocean and the mountain air descending from the Andes. The significant diurnal temperature variation is the key to maintaining the balance between ripeness and acidity in the grapes. The well-drained, alluvial soils of the valley add the piece of the puzzle and help to produce wonderfully concentrated and structured wines.
Las Cartas is a special bottling produced at Ventisquero Wine Estates. Ventisquero was founded in the late 1990s with a mission to produce exceptional wines while maintaining an eco-conscious approach. Their vineyards stretch across some of the country's most coveted wine-producing regions, including Maipo Valley, Casablanca Valley, and Colchagua Valley. With an unwavering commitment to sustainability, Ventisquero has become a regional standard of environmentally-friendly viticulture, deftly maintaining the delicate balance between cutting-edge technology and traditional wine-making methods.
In your glass, this medium-bodied Cab opens with notes of red berry and spice on the nose, leading to a fresh palate that's a lovely balance of earth and fruit. Hints of toasty smoke envelope red and blue fruits into the middle palate, finishing with supple tannins.
Las Cartas is a perfect Cab for the warmer weather ahead, and it will pair nicely with a wide variety of foods. Enjoy this with all of your summer grill-outs, BBQ, spicy ribs, and even grilled chicken.