Conde del Sur - Gran Reserva Carménère

The grapes come from a special selection of the quarters 3 and 12 of our finest
vineyards in Villa Alegre, Maule Valley, which are specially managed and
controlled to maintain a maximum performance of 6 tons per hectare (2.4 tons
per acre) and high exposure of the fruit, producing a highly concentrated wine
ideal for aging. Once in stainless steel tank is a concentration of 20% to
maximize the flavor, ripe tannins and color. The wine is aged about 15 months
in new French oak barrels, with an output of 50 thousand bottles.

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 color concentration.

The Cabernet Sauvignon Carménère grapes were harvested by hand at first of
May while the Cabernet sauvignon grapes were harvested a few days before.
In order to extract color and aromas the must underwent skin contact at low
temperatures prior to alcoholic fermentation during five days. The must is then
fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures
ranging between 26° to 28°C during a ten days period.. The wine is then left to
macerate for twenty additional days in order to extract tannin and then placed
in oak barrels eighteen month, 80% French oak and 20% American oak. At the
end the wine is bottled without filtering to maintain its extraordinary qualities.

Notes from our Winemaker
This is an intense, complex wine with aromas of pepper, Black berries, red
peppers and hazelnut. In the mouth it has a good structure, with velvet tannins,
Ideal as a company for roast beef, pork, pasta and fresh cheese
Recommended serving temperature
Between 16° - 17°C

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon - Carménère
Appellation: D.O. Maule Valley
Winemaker: Claudio Gonzalves
Bottling: Estate bottled
Alcohol: 13,5º

Winery: Viña de Aguirre