Santa Alicia - Wine of Chile

Carmenere

DATE OF HARVEST

Third week of April

 

SOIL TYPE

Lot selected for its ideal soil and micro-climate conditions. The vines have traditionally grown in a
well-balanced vegetative and production process, delivering grapes of good quality and
concentration. Soil of alluvial origin and good drainage that improves the plant’s balance and
promotes root formation. Drip irrigation techniques.

CLIMATE

The climate is dry, with good luminosity during the harvest period. It receives the influence of the
Andean breezes and the Pacific Ocean wind, which moderate the temperature oscillation between
day and night, thus facilitating the concentration of aromas and flavors in the grapes.

 

AGING POTENTIAL

6 to 8 years


VINIFICATION

Limited production. The grapes selected in their lot of origin are carefully handpicked to avoid
breaking the skins, thus maintaining their quality. Clusters are de-stemmed and the loose berries are
placed in stainless steel tanks for initial cold maceration. The resulting must is then fermented under
controlled conditions at 25-28° C for approximately 15 days.
The wine obtained is transferred into new, first-use French oak barrels for natural fining and aging
for 15 months.

 

TASTING NOTE

Deep bright red color with violet tinges. Great aromatic expression, with notes of flowers and fruit
like blueberries, blackberries and prunes combined with light touches of pepper and cinnamon from
the oak. A firm, fresh and broad wine that delivers well-rounded flavor sensations in the mid-palate.


ANALYSIS
Alcohol : 14,1 %

pH : 3,55

Acidity : 3,65 g/l

Residual Sugar : 2,85 g/l

Carmenere