Casa Viva Carmenere

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$17.99

Description

Intense red in colour with purple hues. On the nose, aromas that unveil notes of raspberries, ripe bell peppers, dried plums and sweet tobacco. Silky mouthfeel, moderate acidity and well integrated tannins that lend a medium-long finish.

VINEYARD
The grapes for this wine come from different growers in the Central Valley, mostly in Rapel and Cachapoal area. Yields average less than 12 tons/ha. This area is characterized by warm days and cool nights. Average temperatures in summer are 23.5ºC and in winter 12.3ºC. Yearly rainfall is 630 mm on average, falling mostly between May and September.

HARVEST
A dry season with moderate temperatures, the grapes were harvested during the second half of April.

VINIFICATION
All grapes were destemmed and crushed to stainless steel tanks, then inoculated with selected yeasts. During fermentation temperatures peaked 32ºC. Maceration then lasted for 7 days and later around a third of the wine was left to maturation in used French barrels for about 6 months, the rest of the wine was kept in stainless steel tanks. Grape composition of this wine is made up of 90% Carmenere, with 10% of Syrah.

SERVE WITH
Red meats, pork ribs, pomodoro based pastas. Best enjoyed between 16-18ºC.

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