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Santa Rita
120 Malbec
RegionCentral Valley
Grape Varieties100% Malbec
Technical sheet
87 Points
Wine Spectator
DescriptionSanta Rita's internationally popular, best-selling 120 Series of varietal wines recalls the heroes of a pivotal event in Chile's successful 19th century struggle to overthrow Spanish rule: in the early 1800's, Doña Paula Jaraquemada, then-proprietor of the Santa Rita manor house and estate near Santiago, famously gave refuge to 120 Chilean patriots in the cellars of her property. When a brigade of Spanish soldiers arrived at the expansive one-story ranch house in search of the rebels, the feisty matriarch stated she would rather see the Spanish burn the property to the ground with her inside then let them step foot into her family home. Thus, it was that band of 120 men who lived on to fight another day, and the dwelling, now site of Santa Rita's highly acclaimed Doña Paula Restaurant, occupies a unique place in Chilean national history.
VinificationGrapes are handpicked in April and cold-soaked for 5 days to maximize color extraction. 20% of the wine was aged in French oak for 4 months to enhance sweetness and complexity.
ColorIntense purplish ruby-red
NoseViolets, plums and blackberries with notes of oak, coffee and tobacco
PalateRound with sweet, elegant tannins that deepen on the palate, leaving a fresh and juicy finish
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.47RS: 4.2 g/lTA: 3.61g
Bottle size
750 ml
Serving SuggestionsServe with roasted Patagonian lamb, grilled meats, blood sausage, wild duck, game meats and sausages, and stews.