Concha y Toro Terrunyo Carmenere 1998
from Chile, South America
This Carmenère originates in Lot 21 of Concha y Toro's Peumo vineyards, an area noted for highly permeable, poor soil. A 12-year-old vineyard was selected, the oldest in the area. Yield per hectare was 35hl.
Description: Bright, deep red in color; exhibits hints of chocolate, pepper and strong spices. Tasty and full-bodied, with strong tannins imparting the particular style of this very unique varietal which grows virtually nowhere else.
About 75% of stemmed grapes were cold-macerated at 10ºC for 48 hours, then fermented in stainless steel tanks at temperature ranging from 27ºC to 30ºC. The wine was further macerated in a sealed, temperature-controlled tank for another two weeks. The resulting Carmenère was then blended with and Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in French oak abrrels for 19 months. Enjoy this wine with red meats, cheeses, pastas and wild rabbit.
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