|William Fèvre - Chile|
Gran Cuvée: Carmenère 2006
is the only country that grows Carmenère vines engrafted. This
vine stock originated from Bordeaux, from where it has almost completely
disappeared, has been rediscovered in Chile a few years ago.
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. The
fermentation process involves a pumping over twice a day, and temperatures
are strictly controlled and remain under 30°C.
up to its expectation of a fine aging wine, this Carmenère Gran
Cuvée from the 2006 vintage is even more surprising! It possesses
an intense purple color and on the nose is a great complexity of green
pepper (characteristic of this grapes, particularly enhance this vintage
), wild black berries with aromas of smoke and mild wood.
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