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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.
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...Read More About Concha y Toro
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....Read More About Chile
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...Read More About Carmenere
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