This wine achieves the perfect balance between the natural acidity of the Carmenere grape and a warm climate with coastal influence from the ocean.
Nobody knows for certain when this noble French variety arrived in Chile, but after disappearing in France with the phylloxera, for a long time its Chilean vines were confused with those of the Merlot. It was in 1994 when the French ampelographer Jean Michel Boursiquot identified these vines as a delayed clone of Carmenere, which became a grape that is mainly grown in Chile. The Colchagua Valley has had an agricultural tradition since the Inca civilization and a vitcultural one since the arrival of the Spanish religious orders between the 15th and 16th centuries. Like all the valleys in Chile, it extends from the Andes to the Pacific, and is divided into sub-areas, including Marchigüe, just 30 kilometers away from the ocean, and where the best of the Carmenere variety can be found.
The Carmenere is a symbol in Chile because it disappeared in its country of origin, France, but survived in the Andean country and was confused with Merlot.
- Varieties: Carignan.
- Ageing: 14 months of aging in French oak barrels.
- Harvest: The harvest was carried out on April 7, 2015.
- Vineyard: 15-year-old vineyards in the area of Marchigüe, planted in very poor, very old clay soils of volcanic origin.
- Alcohol content: 13% ABV.
- Colour: Intense garnet red with ruby nuances.
- Nose: Aroma of ripe red fruit with hints of spices and notes of tobacco providing complexity.
- Palate: Voluptuous and round. Pleasant and balanced acidity with a pleasant feeling of smooth sweet tannins. Long and full-flavored aftertaste.