Dark and deep inky purple red color.
Still young, but opening towards ripe and expressive red fruit, such as plums, red cherries, dry figs and mocha notes. Sweet spices such as vanilla and clover like touch towards the finish.
With a concentrated structure, this wine has a around and packed attack followed by a pack of velvety and polished tannins filling the mid palate and a ripe and rich long lasting finish.
SERVICE AND FOOD PAIRING
Open and leave to breathe for a couple of hours or carefully decant for minimum 1 hour and enjoy at room temperature; 16 to 18ºC (60 to 65°F). Ideal companion for game, lamb, and entrecote fillet. Also good with rich cocoa chocolate desserts.
Apalta Valley, Colchagua, Chile.
78% Carmenère, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot.
Organic and Biodynamic vines management under process of certification by Ceres (Germany). Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon Pre-filoxera old vines planted in 1920 not grafted. Morning sun leaf removal and green harvest to fine tune yields. Harvested from the 26th of March until the 11th of May 2008.
The 2009 vintage had a winter with more rain than average with a total rainfall of 730 mm. Conditions during spring were good so bud breaking was from 10 to 15 days earlier in Apalta than previous years. Spring was very dry with just 19 mm of rainfall within this 3 month, allowing nice flowering conditions. Summer had high maximum temperatures with windy and cool nights, which let grapes ripe very fast, letting us start harvest several days before regular date but also showing and amazing potential for making high quality wines.
100% hand de-stemmed in our Clos Apalta Winery. Fermentation: 100% Wild yeast in French oak small vats. Skin contact up to 5 weeks. 100% of the blend in 225 lts new French oak barrels for 24 months. Not fined, cold stabilized or filtered. Bottled in August 2011, 6,361 cases of 12 bottles.
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