CORDON DE FUEGO RESERVA ESPECIAL CARMENERE
Appellation: Maipo Valley
Varietal Composition: 100% Carmenere
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Aging: 8 months in French Oak
Harvest: handmade picking during April
Alluvial soil, stony and deep, over two meters. Good drain and high root exploration.
Chilean Mediterranean climate mix dry summers and cold and rainy winters, which makes it ideal for vine. The cooling influences of the Andes and Pacific Ocean at night with warm and sunny days, result in a growing season with slow ripening and high-quality grapes.
During the season, no rain was reported during blossom neither spring frosts. High thermal oscillation, with moderate to low maximum temperatures at the final ripening stage benefited acidity and aromatic expression in wines. Wines depicted more acidity and less alcohol. Wines on the valley showed very good color intensity and stability.
Our powerful Carmenere has a dark red color with violet tones. Aromas of black plum, vanilla and smoky touches can be felt on nose. In mouth has a smooth entry. It is juicy and round with ripe and sweet tannins, medium body and long finish.
Pairs well with casserole, meats and herb sauces.
Best served between 64°F to 66°F