Deep dark purple, almost black, in color, with aromas of fresh ripe fruit such as blackberry and blackcurrant a notes of spice, tobacco, and vanilla. This is a medium-bodied, velvety-smooth wine with a pleasing finish. A different wine that amazes the consumer with its first impression.
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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 April at 23–25° brix with yields of 12 to 15 tons per hectare.
Upon reaching the cellar, the grapes are cold macerated for 24 hours at 11°C (52ºF). Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures below 28°C (82ºF), with 3–4 daily pumpovers to ensure good color and fresh fruit flavors. The juice is racked off its skins part-way through the process, and fermentation continues with clean must. The entire process is aimed at producing wines with plenty of fruit intensity and a soft mouthfeel.
Perfect with spicy foods such as Mexican and Thai, as well as with pork, duck, game meets or cheeses. Best served at 15º–17°C (59º–63ºF)
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.