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LaPlaya Axel Carmenere 2007

LaPlaya Axel Carmenere 2007

Carmenere from Chile, South America

Price: $19.29
Item No. 108194
  • RP91
Style: Big & Bold

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.

Winemaker's Notes

Carmenère is a Bordeaux variety that was considered long-lost until it was rediscovered in Chile a decade ago. Today, the vines flourish at Viña La Playa, nurtured by the exceptional soil conditions and unique microclimate of the Colchagua Valley.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep purple; Asian spices, incense, herbs, blueberry; ripe, smooth-textured, plush, tasty."
91 Points

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Learn About LaPlaya Map ItMap It

In 1952, patriarch Søren Axelsen left his native Copenhagen to travel the world. Eventually, he settled in California to grow his own grapes. But he never forgot the remarkable growing regions he had seen in Chile, in particular Colchagua Valley, which showed such great potential to produce world-class wines. By 1989, he had realized his dream, founding Viña La Playa alongside...

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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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