Carmenere 2018

The Root:1 Carmenere vineyard is located in El Suspiro Vineyard in Peralillo, a central area in Colchagua Valley,
world-renowned for producing outstanding red wines with rich color, full body, and pure varietal character.
The rocky slopes of sand over clay help maintain moisture during the intense summer heat, while the coastal mountains
temper the vines with the cool maritime influences of the Pacific Ocean.
The Root: 1 Carménère, an elegant reflection of its environment, was fermented in stainless steel tanks and refined for ten
months in American and French oak.

Tasting Notes

Intense violet in color with ripe aromas of blackberries and warm spice. Full-bodied and fruit-forward with plum, cherry and a hint of smoke. Smooth tannins and good structure create perfect balance and a powerful finish with notes of vanilla.

Food Pairing

Try Root: 1 Carmenere with hearty chili, pork stew or barbeque ribs. Serve with roasted eggplant parmesean or vegetarian lasagna, or pair it with rich cheeses like Camembert or Brie.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Colchagua Valley, Chile
Soil composition
Steep, rocky slopes made up of sand over clay: soils of volcanic origin
Training method
VSP Trellis system; bilateral coron training
Elevation
500 feet feet
Vines/acre
1080-1350
Yield/acre
less than 6 tons tons
Exposure
North-South
Year vineyard planted
1999
Harvest time
Late April
First vintage of this wine
2005
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
85% Carmenere,15% Syrah
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days days
Fermentation temperature
71.6-78.8 °F
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
American and French oak
Size of aging container
225 L. barrels
Type of oak
American & French
Length of aging before bottling
10 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
5 g/L
Acidity
4.94 g/L

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