The grapes to produce Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Antica were carefully sorted and destemmed. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for a period of 15 to 18 days, with three to four daily pump-overs. Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Antica was then stabilised for 15 to 20 days and earthfiltered prior to bottling.
The vines are vertically positioned and spaced at 1.5 x 2.2 metres apart, allowing easy access to the drip irrigated vines. The crops are green harvested to eliminate short shoots and concentrate the flavours in the berries. Most of the grapes are hand-picked, although a portion is mechanically harvested to ensure the optimal level of ripeness and freshness.
Tierra Antica passionately believe in the quality, and quality-price ratio, of Chile. The wine sourcer, Steve Daniel, spent his formative years in the Wine Trade introducing Chile to the wine public of Great Britain. Time and time again we return to Chile to look for great wines at great prices, working with a network of long-established contacts in vineyards and in wineries to obtain the best fruit and the best conditions in which to turn it into great-value wine! The Tierra Antica range includes a collection of attractively packaged wines which represent wonderful value for money.