Carménère

Pehuén

Carménère

Vintage

  • 2013
    • Winemaker's comments:

      This superb wine is intense and deep carmine red color. Its complex bouquet that elegantly combines the fresh black fruit and the spice notes typical of the variety with the character given by the oak. Concentrated on the palate with a freshness developed from the acidity and the character of the variety. Good structure and depth, this is a flavorful and persistent wine with good aging potential.

    • Vinification:

      Harvested by the end of March and beginning of April, the grapes are destemmed, partially crushed, and underwent a 5-day cold soak prior to fermentation. Ten percent of the harvest was whole cluster fermented. The must was then inoculated with selected yeasts and fermented at 28-30ºC (82ºF). Frequent pumpovers during two-thirds of the fermentation process are then reduced to half in order to extract all of the potential from the skins without adding aggressive notes to the final wine. A 25-day post-fermentation maceration lends the sweetness and roundness that characterize the wine.

    • Potential aging:

      8 years.

    • Technicals details:

      • pH: 3,36
      • Total Acidity: 5,93 g/l (Expressed in Tartaric acid)
      • Alcohol: 14,5
      • Residual sugar: 3,07 g/l

  • 2007
    • Winemaker's comments:

      This superb wine is intense and deep carmine red color. Its complex bouquet that elegantly combines the fresh black fruit and the spice notes typical of the variety with the character given by the oak. Concentrated on the palate with a freshness developed from the acidity and the character of the variety. Good structure and depth, this is a flavorful and persistent wine with good aging potential.

    • Vinification:

      Harvested by the end of March and beginning of April, the grapes are destemmed, partially crushed, and underwent a 5-day cold soak prior to fermentation. Ten percent of the harvest was whole cluster fermented. The must was then inoculated with selected yeasts and fermented at 28-30ºC (82ºF). Frequent pumpovers during two-thirds of the fermentation process are then reduced to half in order to extract all of the potential from the skins without adding aggressive notes to the final wine. A 25-day post-fermentation maceration lends the sweetness and roundness that characterize the wine.

    • Potential aging:

      8 years.

    • Technicals details:

      • pH: 3,36
      • Total Acidity: 5,93 g/l (Expressed in Tartaric acid)
      • Alcohol: 14,5
      • Residual sugar: 3,07 g/l

  • 2005
    • Winemaker's comments:

      This superb wine is intense and deep carmine red color. Its complex bouquet that elegantly combines the fresh black fruit and the spice notes typical of the variety with the character given by the oak. Concentrated on the palate with a freshness developed from the acidity and the character of the variety. Good structure and depth, this is a flavorful and persistent wine with good aging potential.

    • Vinification:

      Harvested by the end of March and beginning of April, the grapes are destemmed, partially crushed, and underwent a 5-day cold soak prior to fermentation. Ten percent of the harvest was whole cluster fermented. The must was then inoculated with selected yeasts and fermented at 28-30ºC (82ºF). Frequent pumpovers during two-thirds of the fermentation process are then reduced to half in order to extract all of the potential from the skins without adding aggressive notes to the final wine. A 25-day post-fermentation maceration lends the sweetness and roundness that characterize the wine.

    • Potential aging:

      8 years.

    • Technicals details:

      • pH: 3,36
      • Total Acidity: 5,93 g/l (Expressed in Tartaric acid)
      • Alcohol: 14,5
      • Residual sugar: 3,07 g/l

Vineyard: Apalta

    • Location:

      Center of the  Colchagua valley 190 km. to the south of Santiago.

    • Surface:

      148 ha.

    • Varieties:

      Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carménère.

    • Climate:

      High thermal oscillation. Cool breeze coming off the coast through the Tinguiririca river. South-facing hills, less exposure and denser vegetation.

    • Average annual temperature:

      14,7 ºC (58 ºF).

    • Average annual rainfall:

      684 mm.

Annual awards:

  • 2011
    • Wine Review Online - April 2011
      • Date: April 2011
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 94 Points
  • 2010
    • International Wine Challenge - October 2010
      • Date: October 2010
      • Country: United Kingdom
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 96 Points
    • Mundus Vini - September 2010
      • Date: September 2010
      • Country: Germany
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: Double Gold Medal
  • 2009
    • Wine Enthusiast - September 2009
      • Date: September 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 91 points
    • Wine Spectator - June 2009
      • Date: June 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 92 points
      • Comments: A muscular, loamy style, with cofee, licorice and blackcurrant notes frame by a dusting of cocoa powder, followed by a solid polished finish. Drink now through 2011.J.M.
    • Wine Spectator - January 2009
      • Date: January 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2004
      • Award: 89 points
    • e-Robert Parker.com - April 2009
      • Date: April 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 92 points
    • Wine Review On Line - March 2009
      • Date: March 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 92 points
    • International Wine Cellar - March 2009
      • Date: March 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2005
      • Award: 91 points
  • 2008
    • Wine and Spirits - February 2008
      • Date: February 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2004
      • Award: 92 points