TerraNoble Gran Reserva Carmenere 2019

This Carmenere is an expression of the terroir. The wine is the result of a selection of the vineyards best plots, planted with 25 year-old vines that yield 6-7 ton/ha.  It was aged in oak barrels and stainless steel tanks for 12 months. 

About the Vineyard

The grapes come from Maule Valley, near the town of San Clemente, close to the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range. The vines are grown over clay soils of volcanic origin and some colluvial formations over a stony bed in decomposition. 

Wine Production

The grapes were picked by hand the 2nd week of April and then taken to the winery where they were destemmed and placed in stainless steel tanks for a cold maceration of 4 to 5 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. It was then placed in French oak barrels for aging, where it also made the malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes

The wine shows a purple-red color with bluish shadings.  Highly complex on the nose, it stands out for its ripe black fruits, spicy notes and soft touches of bitter chocolate. It feels concentrated on the palate, with sweet and round tannins, a balanced acidity tension and a touch of chocolate in its ending, which comes from its aging process in French oak barrels.
 

Food Pairing

This wine is especially pleasant when paired with thick ribs,risotto or spicy food.

Production Info
Vineyard name
La Higuera
Vineyard size
63 acres
Soil composition
Clay-Loam
Training method
VSP
Elevation
594 feet
Vines/acre
1,600
Exposure
Northern
Year vineyard planted
1994
First vintage of this wine
1999
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Carmenere
Fermentation container
Stainless steel
Age of Aging Container
New-Two years
Fermentation temperature
75 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration; Racking, and Pumpovers
Type of aging container
Barrels and Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.3 %
pH level
3.54
Residual sugar
3.0 g/L
Acidity
5.32 g/L

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