MELI Carignane 2011

Red Wine from Chile, South America

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Item No. 125897
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • W&S90
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Winemaker's Notes

This lesser known varietal is planted extensively in southern France. Although it doesn't usually take a leading role, there's star power in Meli's Carignane-Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Aged in both used oak barrels and stainless steel, this wine is concentrated and unique, with an distinctive balance of earth and fruit.

Critical Acclaim

"This distinctive blend, 90% Carignan and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, is a deep ruby in the glass and spicy on the nose with hints of coffee, black fruit and chocolate with pleasant earth notes. An unctuous mouthfeel, it is medium bodied with soft tannins and a long, complex finish."
90 Points

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Learn About MELI

Meli is the dream of celebrated winemaker Adriana Cerda. Adriana had already been a respected winemaker for 30 years when she decided it was time to make her own wine.

In 2005, she and her three adult sons bought a property with 60-year-old Carignane and Riesling vines in the Maule Valley. Using dry farming, Meli produces two unique wines — both unusual for Chile. These varieties, Riesling and Carignane, are well-suited to the cooler Maule Valley, where the growing season is long, with cool nights and warm days.

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 Other Red Wine

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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