Grown in the warm Andes foothills of the Colchagua valley, CA1 is a Carmenere of great character and power. This is a rich wine, with intense aromas of ripe red fruit. The round tannins, together with the lush concentration of fruit on the palate reveals to us the best expression of Carmenere grown at the foot of the Andes Mountains.
The grapes were harvested by hand at the beginning of May and then taken to the winery where they were destemmed, submitted to a manual berry-selection and placed in opened wood tanks for a cold maceration of 5 to 6 days. The alcoholic
fermentation took place between 25ºC and 26ºC during 8 to 12 days using soft extraction. Once completed, the wine underwent a post-fermentative maceration of one or two weeks, depending on the batch and on daily tastings. It was then placed directly in French oak barrels for its 14 months of aging and completing the malolactic fermentation.
The wine shows a fresh and fruity profile, with intense aromas of red fruits and soft herbal notes that allow to recognize the
variety. It has a good volume on the palate, with round and sweet tannins that are well balanced with a broad mouth feeling at the beginning and a long and persistent ending.
Best paired with all sorts of meats and spicy dishes.