Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2012 Primus Cabernet Sauvignon is from the single vineyard ””El Mariscal”” in Puente Alto, Maipo, which is often recognized as the best appellation for Cabernet Sauvignon in Chile, an alluvial terrace from the Maipo River. The wine has a textbook nose of blackberries, tobacco and cedar wood. A classic Cabernet, with no herbal aromas, it is straightforward, ripe and round, with some creaminess, moderate acidity and polished, round, ripe tannins. Drink now-2017. (Jun 2014)
An elegant wine with plum and cassis aromas that lead to rich and ripe red berry flavors.
The grapes are hand-picked, double sorted, fermented and left on the skins after fermentation to extract deep color and rich flavors. The best lots of the vintage are selected, married to blend harmoniously and aged in French oak for a minimum of 12 months.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the top red grape varietal grown in Chile which was transported to the country from France in the 1800s. It is a late-ripening grape that flourishes in the warmer vineyards and drier climates like Chile’s Colchagua (Kohl-CHA-gwa) Valley and Maipo Valley.
|Opening in 1998, Veramonte is a striking, modern facility designed by one of Chile’s leading architects, Jorge Swinburn. It houses the latest technology in gravity-based fermentors, ultra-modern stainless steel tanks and high efficiency bottling lines. Built for small-lot wine production, the facility ensures individual vineyard blocks can be fermented and aged separately prior to final blending – allowing winemaking to create authentic, vineyard expressive wines.
Veramonte was founded as a vineyard-based winery whose mission is to produce high quality wines that accurately, authentically express varietal characteristics via Chile’s unique terroirs -- the combined environment of soil, topography, climate and people. Our commitment to nurturing the ties of every wine to its soil or ”sense of place” reflects a dedication to produce terroir expressive wines.