Being so close to the ocean, climate is Casablanca Valley's primary distinguishing characteristics. The hills to the west are hardly high enough to protect the valley from morning fog and ocean breezes. The Pacific Ocean off Chile's central coast is cold, its waters fed by the Humboldt Current, so those breezes almost always moderate the warm valley temperatures.
These factors, combined with somewhat sandy and shallow soils, result in low yields of grapes that often are among the last to be picked in Chile, as much as 30 days after the Maipo Valley, in fact. White wines from these grapes have well-developed flavours and wonderful aromas held together by firm natural acidity.
Cantus Reserva Sauvignon is a pure, exuberantly fruity sauvignon packed full of grassy, tropical fruit with a lovely tangy finish.
Duette Chardonnay is barrel fermented with 10 months in oak to give a richer, toastier style with vibrant, zesty citrus fruit still providing the backbone.
Cantus Rosé is vibrant pink in colour with amazing floral aromas and a distinct freshness to its strawberry character.
Cantus Reserve Pinot Noir shows wild strawberry and raspberry fruits dominating a soft palate which leads through to a gentile finish.
Code / Product / Vintage:
|3315||Cantus Reserva Sauvignon||2012||Screw Cap|
|3318||Duette Indomita Chardonnay||2010|
|3314||Cantus Cabernet Rosé||2012||Screw Cap|
|3316||Cantus Reserva Pinot Noir||2011|
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