2017 Andes Plateau 'Cota 500' Cabernet Sauvignon
Cachapoal Valley, Chile
The 2017 Cota 500 is pure Cabernet Sauvignon from the Cachapoal Valley from a warm year that saw an early harvest of the alluvial vineyards. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in used French barrels for 11 months. Elegant wine with red fruits, spices and a hint of pepper. Its great tannic structure and freshness make it vibrant and easy to drink. The natural acidity make it very versatile wine that can be paired with a wide variety of food and flavors.
Andes Plateau is inspired by the Andes Mountains. This magnificent mountain range, combines perfectly the altitude, colors, sky and terroir, delivering special and unknown characteristics. In one of his many trips, motivated to produce an exotic, elegant, unique wines, the owner and enologist Felipe Uribe, began this project starting with vineyards at 2.600 fts to 6.000 fts above sea level. A very difficult task in Chile where the slopes are very abrupt when over 2.000 ft. He makes only two wines from this high altitude origin, and one of them is Andes Plateau Cota 500, a bright, low alcohol and high acid Cabernet that drinks like a wine 3 times the price!
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast. "Fresh cherry and raspberry aromas seem natural and not crowded out by heavy oak. A fleshy palate with plummy weight features ripe berry and cassis flavors that finish bright and fresh, but a little short. Drink now through 2022."