ARENAL 2014 CARMENERE
ABOUT THE WINE
Finding a competitively priced Chilean Carmenère that is not excessively "green" is quite a challenge. As this finicky grape demands careful vineyard management, specific soil composition, late picking, and minimal irrigation to show its potential. After searching the country for years, we have at last found a winner.
Vintage: 2014 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Origin: Chile | Appellation: Valle de Colchagua
Elaboration: Hand harvested grapes. 30% of the wine aged in first and second use French oak barrels for six months. Unfined and unfiltered.
"Dark garnet color. Fruity, jammy roasted rustic aromas of black plum, rich garden soil, toasty vanilla, and black licorice with a tangy, dry medium body and a warming amusing, medium-length dried raspberry, tar, roasted cherry, and black licorice finish with medium tannins and moderate oak." ~BTI
Production: cases | Alcohol: 13.5% | TA: g/l | Residual Sugar: g/l | pH:
PRESS & POINTS2012 - 89 Points, "Best Buy" "Highly Recommended" - Tastings.com