Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère
75cl * Vegan * 14.5% ABV * Colchagua Valley, Chile
Viña Dagaz (Dagaz is a Celtic rune that means ‘the beginning of a new path’) was founded in 2015 by renowned winemaker Marco Puyo and Patricio Gomez-Barris. After many years exploring the different areas of Colchagua whilst working on behalf of other wineries Marco felt that the temperate Mediterranean climate and granitic soils of Pumanque offered a unique opportunity to create something more personal. Drawing inspiration from the granitic soils of Côtes du Rhône, Galicia and Rioja, he wanted to create something that authentically represented the terroir. Today Dagaz continue to produce high quality wines showing elegant mineral characteristics and good acidity with great structure.
This Cabernet-Carmenere-blend is aged for 10 months in old French oak barrels to impart subtle aromas and flavours of that complement the fruit character of the wine and the expression of the terroir from which it comes. On the nose it has a lot of fruit intensity such as raspberries and cherries, mixed with light notes of cedar and spices from its aging. In the mouth it is soft but with a good tannic structure. Elegant and complex with good persistence.
Serve alongside steak with herbs, spiced pork cutlets, hard cheeses, and grilled vegetable kebabs.