Maray Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile
If there is one grape we are asked about on our TikTok lives it has to be Cabernet Sauvignon. That's why we had to source a great expression of the grape for 2022.
Maray is actually an ancient grinding mill used in Chilean mining to break down large pieces of rock. The diversity of minerals found in Chile's soil is what gives these wines their personality and character.
A small scale, exclusive winery. Head winemaker, Felipe Müller East, has a wealth of experience from working at wineries all over the world and has won 'Winemaker of the Year' on several occasions. The winery itself is built to be gravity fed, letting nature do the hard work of transporting fruit and wine about the place, avoiding expending any unnecessary energy pumping the stuff around. Clever, eh?
Deep red colour. A concentrated and ripe nose. The palate is full-bodied with smooth tannins and structure. Ripe and concentrated dark fruits like plum and black cherry and hints of French oak. It's a brilliant version of new world Cab Sav that doesn't cost the earth.