Concha y Toro Terrunyo Carmenere 2008
Carmenere from Chile, South America
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Dark and deep red with violet nuances. On the nose, this wine is very elegant and complex with great character of pure Carmenere - plumy, red ripe fruit, spicy and black cherries. On the palate, it has great structure. It is mouth filling with mineral, sweet tannins, graphite, powerful as it is
delicate, with lots of fruit giving a long finish.
Blend: 85% Carmenere and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2008 vintage displays a very similar aromatic and flavor profile as the 2007, as well as a voluptuous body. It will evolve for several years and offers a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2023. Both vintages are approachable now which is a good thing because readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off these two beauties."
The Wine Advocate
"Dark cassis, kirsch and plum sauce fruit is framed by fine tannins, which lend a creamy edge to the dark fruit notes and maduro tobacco, wildflower and spicy cedar hints."
"Dense in color, with earthy, crusty aromas of baked berry, moss, tobacco, cola and cassis. Feels lush, meaty and deep, with tobacco, balsamic flavors, baked blackberry and chocolate. Mellow, lightly herbal and smooth on the finish; hits all the high marks."
"Glass-staining ruby. Highly complex bouquet evokes dark berry preserves, incense, vanilla and smoky herbs, with slow-building florality. Sappy and broad, with deep black and blue fruit flavors given spine by juicy acidity. Finishes bright and long, with excellent clarity and lingering spiciness. This wine will drink well young "
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Founded in 1883, Viña Concha y Toro is Latin America"s leading producer and occupies an outstanding position among the world"s most important wine companies, currently exporting to 135 countries worldwide. Uniquely, it owns around 9,500 hectares of prime vineyards, which allows the company to secure the highest quality grapes for its wine production. Concha y Toro"s portfolio...
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Learn About Chile
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 is yet another grape that was eventually exiled from the
blend. In the late 1800's, Carmenere was brought over to
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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