Trapiche Cabernet Sauvignon
Noble wine of a bright red color; shows aromas of black fruits and spices. Soft and balanced on the palate, with a pleasant, long finish. Goes with red meat, pasta in meat sauce, lamb, hard cheeses, grilled meats, and beef.
$11.00 / Bottle $132.00 / Case
Established in 1883, Trapiche is the most widely recognized Argentinean wine producer in the world. Located in Mendoza at the foothills of the Andes mountains, Trapiche has some of the most extensive landholdings in the area, with over 2,500 acres of its own vineyards. Under the guidance of Chief Winemaker, Daniel Pi, Trapiche has consolidated all of its winemaking and viticulture, creating a synergy between winemaking and agriculture. Along with his team of winemakers and Marcelo Belmonte, Director of Viticulture, Daniel Pi’s vision for Trapiche is to express the richness of diversity of the terroir in Argentina.
All Trapiche wines are hand-harvested, hand-sorted and vinified at their winery. The wines have a new international style, fruit-driven and consumer friendly, which represent the best of Argentina.
The grapes for this Cabernet are selected from vineyards with sandy soils in the High Area of the Mendoza River and the Eastern Region of the Province of Mendoza, situated at 650-850 meters elevation. The vineyards have sandy soils.
All the fruit is hand harvested and transported back to the winery in small plastic crates to avoid damage. The fruit is destemmed and there is a "cold soak" pre-fermentation maceration. Selected yeasts are added and fermentation for 15 days proceeds at a temp of 24ºC. There is subtle contact with oak during fermentation. The musts are then gently pressed pneumatically. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally, but is controlled. The wine is stabilized and filtered before bottling.