William Fèvre Chile Espino Carménère 2013
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92% Carmenère 8% Cabernet Franc
Behind its deep cherry color, the Carmenère Espino 2013 eveals intense aromas of black pepper, red pepper, with notes of smoke and toffee. It is juicy and fresh in the mouth, with firm but silky tannins. Great Carmenère spiciness, softness and length.
Wine Making Note:
Specific cuartels of Carmenère grapes were harvested, crushed after a selection table cleaning and deposited in 24,000 tanks for cold maceration for four days. The musts were pumped over twice a day allowing the juice to be in constant contact with the skins all through the fermentation and for a slow extraction of tannins and flavours to proceed. The Carmenère post-fermentation maceration lasted between five to ten days depending upon a tasting daily. After malolactic fermentation, 80% of the wines was aged in barrels for eight months toward encouraging a healthy complement of oak structure amidst heaps of honest fruit. The wine is aged in the bottle for at least six months more before release.