Deep and intense purple in color introducing a
powerful and spicy nose of red peppers, blackberries and plums. Fine and
complex toast notes add to the complexity. Voluminous and juicy, the mouth
is concentrated and fresh at the same time. The structure of round and
numerous tannins leads to a great spicy finish of peppered black fruits.
Varieties: Carménère 100%
Style: Elegant, potent and well-balanced
Production: 6.888 cases
Yield: 8 ton/hectare
Age of the Vines: 13 years
Soil Type: Alluvial, rocky clay in Tamaya South and sandy
loam in Tamaya North
Grapes are carefully transported to the winery in small containers.
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5 % vol.
Vinification: The grapes were handpicked during the third
and fourth weeks of May and carefully transported to the winery. There were
destemmed, lightly crushed and deposited into stainless steel tanks for
fermentation. The must was inoculated with selected yeasts and allowed to
ferment at 28 – 30 degrees C (82 – 86 degrees F) with regular pumpovers that
ranged from 1.5 times the volume in the beginning to half volume at the end.
Upon completion of the alcoholic fermentation, the wine remained on its
skins for another week to develop additional structure and character. The
wine was then separated from the skins, the skins pressed, and the press
wine was reserved separately. The free-run wine was aged in oak barrels for
9 months and then blended 50 – 50 % with remaining wine that has been held
in stainless steel tanks. The finished wine was cold stabilized, filtered,
Tasting Note: The
nose of this wine is as expressive as its impacting and intense purple
color. Staring in black fruits such as blueberry, fresh crushed
blackberries, black olives and mineral hints. Tones of smoked licorice,
grilled dried fruits and mocha are also present above sweet and spicy
attractive red peppers. Charming, the mouth presents a spherical geometry,
filled by a fleshy texture and armed with ripe and velvety tannins. A fair
acidity joins the whole structure, adding lively brightness. This great
balance remains in a fresh and voluptuous finish made of wild berries, spicy
and grilled sensations undertone by sweet flowered tones.
Best Enjoyed: Best
Winemaker: Jose Pablo Martin
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