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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 (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. (© All rights reserved, Wine-Searcher)

From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every win ...more


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 is a wine-producing region in central Chile, located roughly 115 miles (185km) south of the capital, Santiago. It is divided into two sub-regions: Teno in the north and Lontue in the south. The valley is known for its reliable, good-value everyday wines, particularly the reds made from Cabernet Sauvignon and ...more


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