FITZ ROY 2015 CARMENERE
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Origin: Chile | Appellation: Colchagua Valley
Elaboration: Alluvial granite soils located close to the ocean. Mornings bring fog and mountains bring cold air in evenings. Yields are 50 hl/ha or less. Manual picking in small boxes, double selection, (once in the vineyard and once at the winery) and then grapes chilled before crushing. Maceration on skins 35 days. Aged 10 months in used oak barrels.
Conservation: Drink now through 2020
Winemaker: Francois Lurton
Dark garnet in color, this Carmenere has aromas of black plum, rich soil, toasted vanilla, and licorice. Fruity with dried raspberry, tar, roasted cherry, white pepper, black licorice, and a moderate oakiness. The tannins are soft and silky with a warming medium-length finish.
Production: 2000 cases | Alcohol: 13.5% | TA: 3.23 g/l | Residual Sugar: 5.22 g/l | pH: 3.82
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