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Errazuriz Single Vineyard Carmenere 2006

Errazuriz Single Vineyard Carmenere 2006

Carmenere from Chile, South America

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Item No. 98579
  • ST90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Carmenere, long thought in Chile to be a strain of Merlot, has thrived at Errazuriz as a result of more vigilant attention and care. It is a very late-ripening varietal, and most critically, needs much sun exposure. The Carmenere for this wine is planted at the Don Maximiano Estate in teh Aconcagua Valley, ensuring that it recieves the necessary sunshine, and has plenty of time to ripen. Grapes were hand-harvested then sorted. Fermentation took place in steel tanks and, unique to the Carmenere at Errazuriz, aerating pumpovers were carried out until fermentation ended. This reduced herbaceous traces and enhanced the excellent expression of the wine's fruit character. The wine was aged in 80% new barrels (60% French and 40% American) for 12 months.

A lively, deep red color with cherry edges distinguishes this vintage's Carmenere Single Vineyard. A ripe profile and an intense, complex bouquet that imparts spice, black pepper and roasted red pepper intermixes wtih aromas of sweet ripe blackberry, cherries and dry figs. The barrel aging adds rich notes of vanilla and coffee. This beautifully balanced wine opens on the palate with soft, velvety tannins that expand into a rich mouthfeel enhanced by toasty oak notes mingled with hints of tobacco and caramel.

Learn About Errazuriz Map ItMap It

Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Viña Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, north of Santiago. This valley has cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes--ideal for growing grapes. Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition of...

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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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