Country: Chile Region: Maipo Valley
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Santa Rita
Description: in 1987, before the Maipo Valley gained global recognition, a bottle of 1984 vintage of Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon changed the history of Chilean wine. Defeating over 35 participants, including wines from France, Spain and California's Napa Valley. Medalla Real became the first Chilean wine to win the Paris wine Olympics and obtain the gold medal. This recognition, organized by French food and magazine, Gault-Millau, helped position Chile internationally as production countries from the old world. It also showcased the Maipo Valley as an area of excellence for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tasting Note: Deep ruby-red in colour, 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 onto along, lingering finish.
Food Matches: Red Meat / Beef / Lamb / Venison