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One of the oldest varieties of the Bordeaux region, from where it originates (Médoc). Having long been confused with the Merlot variety, given its similar appearance and characteristics, it was only discovered quite recently and has now become Chile’s emblematic variety.
APPELLATION: Colchagua Valley, Chile
VARIETY: 100% Carmenere
TECH ANALYSIS: TA: 2.55 g/l, RS: 2.9 g/l
AGE: 2-4 years
HARVEST: Manual picking into small crates. Picked by vineyard plot. Double selection firstly on the bunch and then the grapes themselves are sorted.
VINIFICATION: Chilling in a refrigerated room with gentle « foulage » in these chilled conditions for most of the grapes. Maceration on the skins for 25 days. Fermented in vat with regular pumping over.
AGEING: Malolactic in barrel. Regular stirring during a period of three months. Aged for ten months in french oak barrels of one wine.
COLOR: Deep crimson color AROMA: Fresh and intense aromas of prune, white pepper, notes of the “garrigue” such as rosemary and thyme, and hints of eucalyptus predominate.
FLAVOR: The mid-palate is round with a dense tannic structure. The aromatic length is dominated by notes of red fruits adds contrast and complexity to this interesting wine.
FOOD MARRIAGE: Meats (pork filet, lamb), cheeses.
UPC# 6 35335 63011 2