Araucano Carménère

One of the oldest grape varieties in Bordeaux, from where it originates (Médoc). Long mistaken for Merlot in Chile due to its appearance and characteristics, it has become the flagship variety of Chilean winemaking.

Description

Winemaking techniques

Harvesting in crates, plot-by-plot selection. Double sorting on arrival, of bunches and grapes, to remove impurities.

Chilling in cold storage, cold crushing. Vatting in cement and stainless steel vats. Regular punching down, 25 days of maceration on the skins.

Wine placed in barrels during malolactic fermentation, regular yeast stirring for 2-3 months, 10 months of maturation in second-fill barrels.

Tasting notes

A deep ruby red colour. The nose reveals red fruit aromas such as blackcurrant, enhanced by subtle notes of basil and flowers. On the palate, this wine offers meaty tannins that demonstrate its excellent balance between freshness, acidity and body.

Carménère

Chicken tagine with curry

DO Colchagua Valley

Hacienda Araucano

Chile

Hacienda Araucano

Pasta Carbonara

Red

Red meat cooked on the barbecue

Veal tagine

Venison in sauce or roasted or marinated

Awards

2017

91 pts – Decanter

91 pts – James Suckling

87 pts – Descorchados

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