Unreputed as a noble variety and only esteemed fine enough to be blended, François was convinced of Carmenere’s potential for finesse and complexity. Alka is the fruit of this quest. Alka (the Araucano word for the French national emblem, the cockerel) is one of the rare 100% Carmenere wines and serves as proof of this grape variety’s nobility.
Ageing : 100 % in new French oak, in 600 L demi-muids, during at least 18 months. 1 racking every 4 months.
vintage 2015 :
96 pts james suckling
vintage 2014 : 93 james suckling
Vintage 2012 :91 pts Robert parker
Vintage 2011 :
90 pts Wine Advocate (July 2014)
Vintage 2010 :
Médaille d’or Wine of Chile Awards 2013 (January 2013)
Double golden medal San Francisco International Wine Cellar (Avril 2011)
91 pts International Wine Cellar (May 2011)
Vintage 2005 :
92 pts Wine Advocate (May 2009)
91 pts International Wine Cellar (March 2008) by Stephen TANZER
Tasting note :
EYE : Dark cherry red colour, 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 marmelade mixed with spices.
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