GALA 2009

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Tasting Notes
The wine has a beautiful ruby color with green purple hues. Gala is a medium-bodied red wine with many layers and fine structure. Wine lovers will appreciate the berry fruit and a long finish of hazelnuts and caramel. Gala is an excellent choice for red meats and hearty dishes, or enjoy this smooth and velvety wine
on its own. Perfect with savory dishes and great friends.

Vinification
The juices were placed in steel tanks with the skins and fermented at an average temperature of 29ºC. Fermentation averaged about two weeks. Malolactic fermentation was encouraged and lasted for another week. Summer throughout the Chilean countryside is usually very hot and dry. Chilean vines thrive in warm days that are cooled by the gentle ocean winds in the evenings. And the low Maipo Valley
where PengWine grapes grow had the benefit of those continuous cool Pacific breezes – just 17 miles away. Harvest began in late March for the Cabernet Sauvignon. We picked ripened bunches over the course of two w eeks. All harvesting was done by hand to select only whole ripe bunches.

Description
The Galapagos Penguin is an exceptional penguin (which does not make it’s home in Chile) that is the only penguin to inhabit one of the most dynamic eco-systems in the world. Our very complimentary wines are a tribute to this resilient bird. Our GALA - red and our PAGOS - white are the perfect wine to start an evening or compliment food.

Technical Stats
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Total Acidity (gr/L): 3.90
pH: 3.81
Residual Sugars (gr/L): 2.19
Harvest Date: April - May 2009

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