Espino Carmenere Gran Cuvee 2011
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Living up to its expectation of a fine aging wine, this Espino Gran Cuvée Carmenère from the vintage is even more surprising! It possesses an intense purple color and on the nose it has a great complexity of red pepper (characteristic of this grapes, particularly enhance this vintage), wild berries with aromas of ripe fruit, smokey wood and voilets. On the palate, the attack subtle and generous, the tannins are velvety and persistant. The qualities of this well structured Carmenère are enhanced with several years of aging in the bottle.
Our Carmenère wine is elaborated in little tanks in which are held 6,000 to 7,000 kilos of grapes. The pre- fermentation lasts four days in order to obtain optimum extraction of color and increase the fruit character. The fermentation process involves a pumping over twice a day, and temperatures are strictly controlled and remain under 25°C. Post fermentation maceration lasts two weeks, to achieve good levels of structure. It is followed by a malolactic fermentation, and then is aged fourteen months in French oak barrels from various forests and makers, allowing a greater complexity.
Maipo Valley, Chile
Beef and Venison
Red - Bold and Structured