13.5% | CHILE

Deep ruby-red in color, with a bouquet of black fruits such as black currants, blueberries, and blackberries with dried figs, cigar box, and spice notes. The concentrated palate offers well-rounded...
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Deep ruby-red in color, with a bouquet of black fruits such as black currants, blueberries, and blackberries with dried figs, cigar box, and spice notes. The concentrated palate offers well-rounded ripe tannins that create the prominent backbone that leads the wine on to a long, lingering finish.

The climate is sub-humid Mediterranean. Rainfall is primarily concentrated in the winter, and average annual precipitation is 500 mm. Spring is cold and dry, and summers are hot with temperatures that exceed 30ºC. The influence of the Andes Mountains causes differences of more than 18ºC between daytime and nighttime temperatures. Temperatures begin to drop in late summer, allowing the grapes to ripen gradually with good fruit concentration and proper tannin maturation.

The soils are of alluvial origin with an 80–100 cm layer of loam. A lower layer of silty texture ensures that rainwater drains properly and allows the roots to stretch deep into the earth.

The grapes were handpicked and transferred into the winery for processing. The grapes are destemmed and lightly crushed, leaving some whole berries intact. The fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 28-30 °C, the extraction program includes pump overs and delestages performed twice daily throughout the entire process to improve extraction. Once the fermentation was completed, the wine in some selected tanks remained on its skins for extended skin contact. The wine was pressed using both vertical and neumatic presses. The wine was after decanted in stainless steel tanks for 24 hours and then racked into barrels for its maturation using 25% new barrels.

Medalla Real was born in 1983 in honor of Francisco García Huidobro, ancestor to the founding family of Viña Santa Rita and Marqués de Casa Real, who established the first Mint in Chile. To commemorate the Bicentennial of this event, a medal was coined with his profile and the symbol of the Spanish royal crown.

Trajectory and recognition of quality have been a fundamental part of this wine’s history, positioning it as one of the classic and representative brands of Viña Santa Rita.

90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Carménère and 2% Petit Verdot

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carménère, Petit Verdot
Country
Chile
Region
Maipo Valley
Vintage
2016
ABV %
13.5%
Organic
Unknown
Vegan
Uknown

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