Triple C and Medalla Real receive high scores from Wine Enthusiast
24-11-17
The American magazine included in its November edition Buying Guide Santa Rita wines Triple C 2013 with 92 points, and Medalla Real Gran Reserva Carmenere 2013, with 90 points.

November 2017.- Wine Enthusiast, one of the world’s leading wine magazines, recently selected Triple C 2013 and Medalla Real Gran Reserva Carmenere 2013 in its latest edition’s Buying Guide. Tasted blind, the Santa Rita Blend received 92 points, while the Carmenere obtained 90 points, being highly recommended by the publication.

Michael Schachner, Editor for Wine Enthusiast, commented on the 2013 vintage: “A stacked nose includes aromas of tomato, herbs, cocoa, molasses and berry fruits. The saturated palate announces that this is a big one, while spicy flavors of plum and berry fruits are slightly herbal on a finish with excellent feel and flow. Drinks this blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere through 2021.”

Triple C 2013 is made of 65% Cabernet Franc and 30% of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Maipo Valley, while the remaining 5% of Carménère comes from the Apalta Valley. Each variety is picked separately according to its degree of ripeness, and vinified independently. 100% of this wine was aged in new French oak barrels for 17 months on average. After the second rack, the blend was defined.

In addition, he commented on the Carmenere: “Plum and berry aromas show a touch of varietal green. In the mouth, this wine is a bit jammy as well as dense. Woody, herbal blackberry flavors are satisfying. It stays firm and balanced across a ripe finish that includes a touch of resiny oak.”

Medalla Real Gran Reserva Carmenere 2013 is made of 93% of Carménère from the Colchagua Valley and 7% of Syrah from the Limarí Valley. This wine was aged in French oak barrels (25% new and 75% of second and third use) for 10 months to further develop its structure and fix the color.