To make the La Mision Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Especial, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from certain cuartels are picked and crushed following a selection table cleaning, and deposited in tanks for 10 days of cold maceration. The musts are pumped over twice a day to ensure that the juice is in consistent contact with the skins throughout the fermentation, and that tannins and flavors are extracted slowly. This Chilean wine’s post-fermentation maceration lasts five to seven days. After malolactic fermentation, the musts were matured for at least eight months in 225L oak barrels, and matured in the bottle for at least another six months.
The La Misión Reserva Especial has a deep cherry color and powerful scents of black pepper and red pepper, with notes of smoke and caramel. It has solid but silky tannins and is fruity and fresh in the palate.
This Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon has an ABV of 14%, and will be incredible enjoyed with hearty beef dishes, meat-based pastas (like Bolognese or Lasagne), or a roast rack of lamb.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.