Ruby-red colour with a high layer of violet hints, the nose displays red pepper notes, with some sweet tones reminiscent of figs and cranberry, all framed by toasted notes and some clove. The palate is spicy, with notes of black fruits, figs, graphite and red pepper. A wine whose structure and texture highlight the typical appearance of the variety with fine-grained tannins, with a very smooth and pleasant palate.
The grapes for our Estate Carmenere were selected from our vineyards in the Aconcagua Valley. The Mediterranean climate in this zone features moderately warm summer days and fresh evening breezes. The high daytime-night time temperature oscillation in the weeks leading up to the harvest triggers high concentrations of polyphenols, intensifying the colour of the wine.
The season began with considerable water reserves due to the presence of rain in the months of May to October. Flowering reached its peak as normally in November. February and March recorded average temperatures, while April was slightly warmer. All these idyllic climatic conditions allowed the season to conclude with moderate temperatures, which confers a very balanced ripening and harvest, as well as ideal sanitary conditions, allowing to obtain aromatic and flavour complexity in the grapes.
Grapes were harvested by the end of April and transported to the winery, where they were crushed and deposited in stainless steel tanks for their fermentation. 70% of the wine was aged for seven months in French oak barrels to allow rounder tannins and a good texture on the palate. Once the final blend was completed, it was stabilized and filtered before bottling.
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