' Quintessential - Terrapura Cabernet Sauvignon

TerraPura Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2022


This wine has an intense ruby-red color, with aromas of red fruits, blueberries, and plums – with an elegant floral touch. The palate is smooth, with rounded tannins and good volume – accompanied by a pleasant touch of oak. The wine ends up with a long and lingering finish.

Wine Fact

VITICULTURE: The grapes for this wine come from Colchagua Valley, a warm zone with old colluvial and sedimentary clay soils. These are conditions that encourage good fruit concentration and spirited tannin structure.

VINIFICATION: Hand-picked from the end of April to the beginning of May, the grapes are crushed, and undergo 5 days of cold maceration at 50° F (10° C). Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 82.4 (28°C) over ten days. The wine was then aged in contact with French and American oak for 6 months.

FAMILY: TerraPura has an excellent Chilean pedigree coursing through to its roots. Founded by Alfonso Undurraga and Jose Miguel Ovalle in 2004 in Chile's Colchagua Valley, it is now wholly owned by the Matetic family. TerraPura pays homage to Chile’s distinct landscape and vibrant ecosystems. In fact, TerraPura means "pure earth" in Spanish, and the biodynamic and organic viticulture practiced by the TerraPura vineyard team demonstrates that ethos clearly.

TerraPura harnesses the power and diversity of Chile's topography--proximity to the Pacific Ocean, transverse mountain ranges and the like--to create some of the country's best wines from the main valleys of Chile. Curico Valley Chardonnay, Itata Valley Pinot Noir and Colchagua Cabernet are just some of the standouts.

“Every bottle expresses the specific grape variety paired with a specific area of winegrowing in Chile. We fit the right variety and region together to produce excellent quality wines with distinctly Chilean character,” explains winemaker Felipe Vial.

TerraPura is keenly committed to sustainable practices through all its activities, which include instituting a recycling program in cooperation with Greenplast recycling company to drastically reduce their plastic waste and creating a reforestation directive to improve areas of their local community. This dedication has earned TerraPura the Wines of Chile Sustainability Code, a certification highlighting their strict compliance to the highest environmental, social and quality standards.

Terra Pura Cabernet Sauvignon is a fine accompaniment to grilled red meats, stews, casseroles, pastas, and aged cheeses.

Producer: TerraPura
Region: Colchauga Valley
Country: Chile
Wine Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Residual Sugar: 4.7 G/L
pH: 3.7
Total Acidty: 5.1 G/L
Alcohol: 13.5%

Press Highlights

2008: Wine Advocate, Oct 2010

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