The grapes come from our estate vineyards in Villa Alegre, 285 km south of
Santiago in the Maule Valley. The soils are derived from volcanic ash and
consist of sandy to sandy-loam earth. The vineyards are flat and receive an
excellent exposure to sunlight. The yields are carefully controlled so as to
produce concentrated and elegant wines.
The Villa Alegre region of Chile has a Mediterranean- style climate. Winter rains
are plentiful and summers are dry with marked temperature variations between
day and night, thereby allowing the grapes to obtain superb tannin development
as well as excellent aromas and colour concentration.
The Carmenere grapes were harvested by hand at the end of April. The must is
fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures
ranging from 26° to 28°C, during a seven-day period. Prior to bottling, the wines
are stabilized and filtered carefully to keep all the fruit.
Notes from our Winemaker
Our Carmenere Varietal has an intense dark-violet color. The wine features
aromas of fresh red fruit, hints of plums, jam and spices. Its tannins are sweet
and velvety. Matches soft red meats, poultry and soft cheeses.
Recommended serving temperature
Between 16° - 17°C
Appellation: Central Valley
Winemaker: Claudio Gonzalves
Bottling: Estate bottled
Winery: Viña de Aguirre