Calina Alcance Carmenere 2005

Carmenere from Chile, South America

Item No. 93328
  • red wine
  • WE90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • WN90

Winemaker's Notes

El Maiten estate is located in the boundary of the Carménère production area. The climatic conditions in this part of the Maule valley allow a slow maturation process, enabling to reach the phenolic maturation without losing the wonderful exotic spiciness of the Carménère. Its color is intense, the nose full of black fruits such as mulberry and blackberry intertwined with sweet spicy notes. The richness of its mouth-feel comes from soft and ripe tannins added to fruit flavors together with black pepper and earthy notes. This exotic complexity culminates in a soft touch of oak and walnut notes.

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Calina's bold innovations in the vineyard and cellar are setting a new standard of excellence for winemaking in Chile. Calina uses the famed vineyard practices and winemaking technology developed by Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates in California, while sourcing the best fruit from the emerging top Chilean coastal appellations. This unique philosophy means Chilean coastal...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Carmenere

Carmenere(car-men-YEHR) Chilean Jewel Carmenere is yet another grape that was eventually exiled from the Bordeaux blend. In the late 1800's, Carmenere was brought over to Chile from France, and it never turned back. For a while, Chilean growers thought this grape was Merlot and labeled their wines as such. But in the early nineties, thanks to DNA...

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