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Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon/Carménère
Style: Intense & complex
Producer: Claudio Goncalves
Region: Maule Valley, Chile
The grapes for this wine come from their vineyards located in Villa Alegre, 285 km south of Santiago, in the Maule Valley which has a Mediterranean-like climate, where the winter rains are normal and the summers are dry, with a marked range of temperatures between day and night. This allows the grapes to get excellent aromas and flavour concentration. Soils are a combination of sand and volcanic ash and the flat terrain receives superb sunlight exposure.
After fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is rested, then put in oak barrels for 18th months: 80% in French oak and 20% in American oak. Finally, the wine is bottled on the estate.
This is an intense, complex wine with aromas and flavours of black cherries, blueberries, strawberries, cassis, red and green bell pepper, hazelnut, vanilla, leather and toast. On the palate it has a very good structure, with mature tannins, fresh black fruit, and a smoky, spicy character.
A great match for red meats, lamb chops, grilled vegetables, strong and mature cheeses.
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