Fine Wine, Alka Carmenere 2012/14 - Chile 🇨🇱
Alka is the fruit of the quest to prove that Carmenère is capable of producing a complex, fine wine on its own.
Alka (the Araucano word for the French national emblem) is one of the rare 100% Carmenere wines and serves as proof of this grape variety’s nobility.
Carmenère is related to Cabernet Sauvignon but its tannins are softer and gentler when it is very ripe. It has notes of red fruits and berries and has a distinctive smokey characteristic of fragrant tea.
Aging: 100% in new French oak, in 600 L demi-muids, during at least 18 months. 1 racking every 4 months.
- Country: colchagua, Chile 🇨🇱
- Alcohol Percentage: 15 %
- Bottle: 750ml
- 100% Carmenere.
Carmenere has now become Chile’s emblematic variety, after having long been confused with the Merlot variety, given its similar appearance and characteristics. It is a vigorous and relatively unfertile variety, producing rich, colorful and tannic wines and requiring careful attention both in the vineyard and in the winery.
- EYE: Dark cherry red color, bright and very deep.
- NOSE: The nose is intense and complex. Shows hints of dark fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry) well mixed with notes of eucalyptus and spice such as black pepper and cinnamon.
- MOUTH: On the palate, this unique wine shows a powerful structure with unctuous tannins that reflect the perfect ripeness of the grape. The backbone, well balanced by the acidity, gives a long and complex finish, with aromas of plum marmalade mixed with spices.
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