Gold for Floresta Cab 2017 in The DB Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters15 de May de 2020
The competition, that covers all wine growing regions of the world, selected Santa Rita’s Floresta Cabernet Sauvignon among the best of all.
In its seventh year, The Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters receives wines from all appellations, which are blind tasted and judged purely on style and price. Patrick Schmitt MW, one of the judges, opened his report by saying “Our annual taste test of the King of grapes showed that Chile, the US and Australia are producing excellent examples of Cabernet Sauvignon”.
Indeed, Santa Rita received high praises for its Floresta Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, which was awarded 93 points achieving Gold as well. “Moving over £20, and the tally of top medals picked up, with Santa Rita featuring again, this time for its Floresta label, using grapes from Chile’s heartland of top Cabernet – the Maipo Valley” reveals Schmitt.
Created by winemaker Sebastián Labbé, the Floresta Cabernet Sauvignon is an intense and deep ruby red wine. Red fruit like cherry and raspberry dominates on the nose. In the background appear notes of stone and graphite with a well-integrated wood delivering a broad and concentrated palate. This is a fresh wine of good structure with a long and persistent finish.
In addition, Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 received Bronze. Also sourced from the Maipo Valley, this wine is deep ruby-red in colour, with a bouquet of black and red fruit such as black currant, blueberries and cherries combined with cigar box, soft cedar and some 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.
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