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Tamaya Wine - Winemaker's Gran Reserva Line - Carménère


Deep and intense ruby purple in color. This wine offers complex and typical aromas of ripe red pepper, blackberries and currants with smoky spices. The concentrated texture offers a lot of presence to structured and vertical profile in the mouth, thanks to numerous and very fine tannins. The finish proclaims back the fresh fruit and an impressive length.

Carménère

Varieties: Carmenere 100%

Style: Elegant, complex, with qualities typical of the Limari Valley

Production: 700 cases

Yield: 6 tons/hectare

Age of the Vines: 14 years

Soil Type: Rocky clay with calcareous strata

Management Of Soil: Trellis with 5 wires; four movable. 1 plant every 2,5m

Irrigation: Drip irrigation

Harvest: By hand. Transported in 12 kg. containers

Analysis: Alcohol 13,5 % vol.

Vinification: The grapes were harvested by hand during the last week of May and carefully transported to the winery. As soon as the grapes were destemmed they were gently crushed and sent to a stainless steel vat for fermentation where selected yeasts were added. During the fermentation process, which reached temperatures of 28-30 degrees C, depending on the characteristics of the grape, the must (juice with grape skins) was macerated with aerated recycling gradually moving the liquid from the bottom to the top of the vat 1.5 times until the fermentation process reached half the alcoholic volume. The alcoholic fermentation was finalized by macerating the wine with the grape skins for one more week to achieve on improved structure and more character. Next the wine was separated from the grape skins which were then pressed to yield a second fraction of wine. After that, the wine was aged in French oak barrels (new, second and third use) of 225 and 400 liters where it remained for a period of 12 months. Finally, the best barrels were selected to create the blend, and then it was then gently filtered and bottled.

Tasting Note: Presenting a deep black with shiny purple shades, this wine offers a nose made of black fruits such as blueberries and blackcurrants, tones of leather and black pepper. Spices, tobacco and noble woods are brought by the oak aging while other notes of dried herbs, roasted red peppers, dried tomatoes and cacao make it each time more complex. In the mouth, the right ripeness of the fruit joins the natural freshness of the valley to give birth to a great carmenere personality: Present but velvety tannins give structure to the voluminous palate and further stretch it until a nervous and fresh finish where are newly drowned the precision and complexity of the grape.

Best Enjoyed: Within 8 years

Winemaker: Jose Pablo Martin

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