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Galan Vineyards Dona Auristela Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Lontue, Chile

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Average Price $12 (USD)
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Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to "Cab Sav" or even just "Cab") is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. From its origins around the Medoc, the Cabern ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Lontue Valley wine region

    Lontue Valley is a sub-region (effectively the southern part) of the Curico Valley, in central Chile. The region is one of Chile's commercial centers of wine production, and some of the country's most famous wine companies are based here, Valdevieso and Echeverria among them. Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc are the most important grape varieties planted in the valley.

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  • Curico Valley wine region

    Curico Valley is a wine-producing region in Chile's Central Valley. It is divided in two: the sub-region of Teno covers the northern part of the valley, and Lontue is in the south. The valley is roughly 115 miles (185km) south of the Chilean capital, Santiago, and is located at a latitude of 35°S – a similar proximity to the Equator as the southern tip of Spain. Curico Valley is known ... more

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