Tremonte "Monte Rekewa" Gran Reserva
Appelation: Cachapoal Valley
Mount Rekewa Single Estate
Inky black-red with a dark core. Firm tannins and abundant fruit produces great mouthfeel, and the evident tasting intermingles very well with the complexity of concentrated fruit flavours. This wine was aged for 12 months in new French Oak barrels. A boutique wine of incomparable character, an excellent expression of a high quality Gran Reserva wine.
Average: 6.2 tons/Ha:
Cabernet Sauvignon; picked from the high slopes, east face, Plot No. 1.
Malbec; picked from the piedmont, east face
Syrah; picked from some of the highest vines of Mount Rekewa, north face, Plot No. 2, clone 300.
Cabernet Sauvignon 45%, Malbec 15%, Syrah 40%
Cellar age up to 10 years
Serve at 16°C to 18°C, decant
The vineyard nestles into the Monte Rekewa in the southern extreme of the Cachapoal Valley and is fed by the Rekewa River which is the natural border between the Cachapoal and Colchagua valleys. It is the first major elevation looking from east to west from the Andes Mountains. The rugged Estate has poor, rocky soils making it ideal for the production of expressive, concentrated wines. Precipitous slopes of 45° to 51° create lower water retention which produces smaller, more concentrated grapes. The vineyard fluctuates from 300 to 500mts above sea level. The afternoon summer breeze that sweeps off the Andes mountains also provides slower grape maturation. The weather is delightful throughout the grape maturing months, with temperatures around 30°C in the day time that decrease to approximately 14°C at night. The grape varieties planted on this unique terrain are Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Carmenere, Merlot and Viognier.