The Carmenere grape variety from Bordeaux thrives in the dry climate of Chile and produces much more reliable results than in its damp and cooler original homeland, where it is hardly grown today. That is why Chile, with more than 7000 hectares of Carmenere today, has become the main cultivation area of this variety and you have a unique selling point with it.
The 2020 vintage has gained strength with the addition of a little Petit Verdot, a very successful addition. The Caliterra Carmenere Reserva is nevertheless a soft, dry red wine with smooth tannins and a chocolate note, dark berries, cassis, cinnamon and vanilla can also be found in its aroma. A beautiful all-purpose red wine that practically everyone loves.
|Optimal drinking||now through 2028+|
|Analytical Data||13.5% alc. vol., 2.6 g/L residual sugar td>|
|Ageing||70% in tanks, 30% in used barriques|
|Grapes||97% Carmenere, 3% Petit Verdot|
|Reviews||89/100 Robert Parker (vintage 2010)|
|Type||dry red wine|
Bottler: Caliterra Estate, Colchagua Valley, Chile
Produced in Chile - contains sulphites