Errazuriz / 2015 Aconcagua Alto Carmenere.

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94 Points / James Suckling May 2017.
Errazuriz / 2015 Aconcagua Alto Carmenere.

COUNTRY/REGION: Chile/Aconcagua Valley.

GRAPES: 100% Carmenere.

ABV: 14%

UNIT: 1 x 75cl Bottle.

WINEMAKER NOTES: With grapes grown in the alluvial soil of the Max V vineyard, located 1837 feet above sea level in the Aconcagua Alta, an intensely spicy, fruity and beautifully balanced Carmenère has been carefully created.

VINEYARDS: The grapes for our Aconcagua Alto Carmenère come from the Max V vineyard, located 1837 feets above sea level in the Aconcagua Valley. This vineyard has deep soils of alluvial origin with a loam to sandy-loam texture and 50% stone content. The vines were planted in 1992 and are trellised to vertical shoot position. Carmenère is a late-ripening variety, which makes good canopy management essential for proper maturation. Foliage is managed to allow sunlight to reach the fruiting zone to help ripening and heighten fruit aromas and flavours.

VINTAGE: Warm temperatures in spring and lower than average rainfall resulted in an early start to this challenging yet balanced 2015 vintage. The conditions produced an early harvest, with overall small to normal berry sizes giving excellent flavour concentration and structure to the wine.

WINEMAKING: Grapes where hand harvested, double sorted then crushed and the must deposited into stainless steel tanks for fermentation at 24°-28°C with aerated pumpovers to help reactive tannins and set the colour. The wine was racked directly to French oak barrels, 35% of which were new, where it underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged for a total of 12 months.

TASTING NOTES: With grapes grown in the alluvial soil of the Max V vineyard, located 1837 feet above sea level in the Aconcagua Alta, an intensely spicy, fruity and beautifully balanced Carmenère has been carefully created.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.