Luis Felipe Edwards Carmenere Gran Reserva 2001

Carmenere from Chile, South America

Item No. 75533
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Variety: Carmenère Region: Colchagua Valley, Chile Tasting notes: This deep red wine has a powerful and clear varietal nose with a hint of pepper balanced with fine barrel aromas (vanilla, smoke and chocolate). In the mouth it is soft, full-bodied and round. Very good with spicy foods. Vineyard notes: The grapes come from the San José de Puquillay farm, from vines which yield 6,000 kg per hectare in an area with considerable temperature changes between day and night. Winemaking report: The grapes were fermented at 25ºC to preserve the characteristic Carmenère aromas, and with three days of post-fermentation maceration. Technical data: Acidity: 5.6 gr/litre Alcohol: 14.3º gl Residual sugar: 1.8 gr/litre Skin contact: 9 days including fermentation Fermentation temp/time: 25º for 6 days Maturation process/time: barrel ageing for one year Oak type: new French oak of various brands

Learn About Luis Felipe Edwards

The Luis Felipe Edwards range of wines has been created for the discerning consumer who appreciates the full flavours and excellent value of quality wines from the New World. Luis Felipe Edwards Wines is a family-owned, boutique wine producer based in the Colchagua Valley in central Chile, creating fine wines for discerning wine drinkers around the world. The company is building a...

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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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