Carménère

Medalla Real

Carménère

Vintage

  • 2015
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Deep and intense ruby red in color with a complex bouquet that combines the variety’s typical fresh black fruits and spicy notes that blend elegantly with rich oak to heighten the wine’s chocolate and vanilla characteristics. The result is a big and flavorful wine that is concentrated and persistent without sacrificing elegance or depth.

    • Vinification:

      The grapes were picked in late April, destemmed, partially crushed, and cold macerated for 7 days prior to fermentation. The must was inoculated with selected yeasts, and fermentation took place at 25º–28ºC (77º–82ºF). Delestages were frequent during the first two-thirds of the process and then short pumpovers at the end of fermentation in order to obtain balanced wines.. The new wine remained on its skins for another 20 days to develop the well-rounded sweetness that characterizes this wine.

    • Potential aging:

      4 – 5 years.

    • Technicals details:

      • Alcohol : 14.0 %v/v
      • Total Acidity: 5.21 g/l  Tartaric Acid
      • pH : 3.51
      • Residual Sugar:  2.94 g/l

  • 2008
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Deep and intense ruby red in color with a complex bouquet that combines the variety’s typical fresh black fruits and spicy notes that blend elegantly with rich oak to heighten the wine’s chocolate and vanilla characteristics. The result is a big and flavorful wine that is concentrated and persistent without sacrificing elegance or depth.

    • Vinification:

      The grapes were picked in late April, destemmed, partially crushed, and cold macerated for 7 days prior to fermentation. The must was inoculated with selected yeasts, and fermentation took place at 25º–28ºC (77º–82ºF). Delestages were frequent during the first two-thirds of the process and then short pumpovers at the end of fermentation in order to obtain balanced wines.. The new wine remained on its skins for another 20 days to develop the well-rounded sweetness that characterizes this wine.

    • Potential aging:

      4 – 5 years.

    • Technicals details:

      • Alcohol : 14.0 %v/v
      • Total Acidity: 5.21 g/l  Tartaric Acid
      • pH : 3.51
      • Residual Sugar:  2.94 g/l

Vineyard: Colchagua

    • Location:

      181 km. to the south of Santiago 45 km. from the coast.

    • Surface:

      348 ha.

    • Varieties:

      Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Carménère

    • Climate:

      Highly influenced by the Cordillera de la Costa. Very dry and warm climate; dry summers and wet winters.

    • Average annual temperature:

      14,9 ºC (57 ºF).

    • Average annual rainfall:

      595 mm.

    • Soil:

      Soil of volcanic origin. Soils of clayish texture, franco/clayish and sandy.

Annual awards:

  • 2010
    • Wine Enthusiast - June 2010
      • Date: June 2010
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: 87 Points
    • Wine and Spirits - June 2010
      • Date: June 2010
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: 90 Points
    • Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - March 2010
      • Date: March 2010
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: 90 points
      • Comments: Opaque ruby. Pungent bouquet of dark berry and cherry preserves, candied licorice and incense. Lush, creamy dark fruit flavors become spicier with air. The finish is expansive, sweet and impressively persistent, leaving spice and floral notes behind. Plenty seductive now but this has the concentration to age.
    • 7th Annual Wines of Chile Awards - January 2010
      • Date: January 2010
      • Country: Chile
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: Silver Medal
  • 2009
    • Hong-Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition - November 2009
      • Date: November 2009
      • Country: Hong-Kong
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: Silver Medal
    • Wine Enthusiast - September 2009
      • Date: September 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 90 points
    • Wine Spectator - October 2009
      • Date: October 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 90 points
      • Comments: Great 50 Buys 90 Points and Higher($16-20)
    • Decanter Wine Awards - May 2009
      • Date: May 2009
      • Country: UK
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: Silver Medal
    • International Wine Challenge - May 2009
      • Date: May 2009
      • Country: UK
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: Silver Medal
    • Wine Enthusiast - September 2009
      • Date: September 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 90 points
    • Wine Spectator - June 2009
      • Date: June 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 90 points
      • Comments: Very polished, with a hefty beam of plum and violet laced with aged tobacco and high -tonrd vanilla note. The long finish lets mineral and herb notes peek in. Drink now through 2010.
    • 6th Annual Wines of Chile Awards - January 2009
      • Date: January 2009
      • Country: Chile
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 90 points
      • Comments: Silver Medal
  • 2008
    • Carménère al Mundo - November 2008
      • Date: November 2008
      • Country: Chile
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 91.5 points
      • Comments: Gold Medal