TerraNoble Gran Reserva Carignan 2019

This Carignan is the result of a long-term relation with a producer from Melozal, aimed at maintaining the traditions that have been passed from generation to generation.  Therefore, we don't interfere in the management of these very old 60-100 year-old vines, intending to transmit the terroir and the authenticity of this varietal in each bottle.  

About the Vineyard

Poor and shallow depth soils along with high temperatures and water stress confer high concentration and rich natural acidity, typical of the granitic quartz soils and significant temperature ranges. The diversity of the landscape in terms of topography and plantations is very important as it forms a supplement that gives complexity to the wine. Coastal dry climate with very hot summer and broad temperature differential.  

Wine Production

Vinified in small lots with long maceration in order to get fruitness and a round mouthfeel. Its high natural acidity and tannins allow the wine to be aged for a long time with a good evolution.

Tasting Notes

Intense deep red color, with outstanding aromas of red fruits, sour cherries, flowers and mineral notes.  Very refreshing, complex and well-structured on the palate, its rustic tannins have been tamed by the time spent in old barrels bestowing a better evolution of the tannins.  

Food Pairing

Pairs well with any type meat, especially lamb because the tannins cut through the fattiness without hiding the flavors of the food. Also a good match with strong cheeses.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Cauquenes
Vineyard size
12 acres
Soil composition
Granite
Training method
Bush
Elevation
393 feet
Vines/acre
1214
Average Vine Age
>50 Years
Year vineyard planted
early 1960's
Harvest time
March
First vintage of this wine
2015
Bottles produced of this wine
9,600
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Carignan
Prefermentation Technique
Cold soak
Time on its skins
6 days
Fermentation container
Stainless Steel Tanks/ Oak Barrels
Age of Aging Container
2-3 years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
77 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown and Pumpovers
Maceration length
30
Malolactic fermentation
Full
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.7 %
pH level
3.2
Residual sugar
2.8 g/L
Acidity
6.78 g/L

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