- Grand Reserve
- Amigo Perro
- Valley: Curicó
- pH: 3,49
- Acidity: 5,32 gr/lt
- Alcohol: 14,0°
- Residual sugar: 3,2 – 3,8 gr/lt
- Yield / hectare: 12 tons
Our Carmenere Reserva 2013 is a deep, dark red color. The nose is lively and expressive, with red fruit intermingled with subtle notes of white pepper and curry. On the palate this wine is well rounded, with moderate structure and a nice persistence.
Located at latitude 35º S, this valley extends from the base of the Andes Mountains to the Pacific coast. This valley is alluvial in origin with loam-textured soils that change to deeper clay-loam nearer the coast. It has a semi-arid Mediterranean climate with an extended dry season and more than 700 mm (27.6 in) of precipitation per year. An excellent daytime-nighttime temperature oscillation of more than 18ºC/32ºF makes this a privileged winegrowing valley.
The grapes were handpicked in the first half of May and transported to the winery in plastic bins, where they were crushed and deposited in stainless steel tanks. All the grapes were fermented immediately in stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out at 26º–30ºC (79º–86ºF) with three pumpovers daily.
As the grapes in this wine come from different blocks of the same vineyard, post-fermentation maceration time was adjusted to suit the development of each batch. Most batches were left in contact with the lees for an extended time that ranged from 7 to 15 days. Half of the wine was aged for six months in French oak barrels to round out the wine and add balance to the palate. Once the final blend was achieved, the wine was cold decanted and lightly filtered before bottling.
Ideal for accompanying strong cheeses, game birds, and pastas with seasoned sauces.
Best served at
16°–18º C (61°-64°F)