Purplish-ruby-red in color with intense fresh fruit aromas of blackberries and plums, and light notes of toast meld with sweet vanilla .Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a pleasing finish.
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Molina Vineyard. VII Region, Chile (Central Valley)
San Pedro and San Miguel Vineyard: Broad daytime-night time temperature differentials are perfect for good phenolic ripeness (tannins and anthocyanins).
Wine maker notes
Harvest usually takes place in late March at 23–24° brix with yields of 12 to 15 tons per hectare.
Upon reaching the cellar, the grapes cold macerated for 24–48 hours at 11ºC (52ºF). Fermentation takes place under controlled temperatures below 28°C (82ºF), with 3 daily pumpovers to ensure good color and fresh fruit flavors. The must is racked off its skins part-way through the process and continues fermenting with clean must. The entire process is aimed at producing wines with plenty of fruit intensity and a soft mouthfeel.
Beef, lamb, pork, duck, cheeses, pizza, and pastas
Best served at 16º–18°C ( 61º–64ºF)
Founded in year 1865, Vina San Pedro is nowadays one of the largest and oldest exporters of Chilean wine and one of the most important wineries in the country.
San Pedro’s main vineyard, wine cellar and hundred-year-old underground cava cellar are located in Molina, in Curico Valley, 200 Km. south of Santiago. There, San Pedro has one of the largest stretches of vineyards in Latin America, with 1,200 hectares.
Parallelly, San Pedro has over 1,500 planted hectares in Central Valley and in the other main vine-growing valleys in Chile, such as Elqui, Casablanca, San Antonio-Leyda, Maipo, Cachapoal, Maule and Bio-Bio, always in the quest for new and better origins for its wines.
Vina San Pedro is part of the so-called VSPT Wine Group winemaking group, the third largest vitivinicultural group in Chile and the second largest exporter of Chilean wine.
Its portfolio includes the brands Cabo de Hornos, Kankana del Elqui, Tierras Moradas, 1865 Single Vineyard, 1865 Lmited Edition, Castillo de Molina, 35 South and GatoNegro, which enjoy vibrant success in the most competitive markets.