River bench associated soils, deep alluvial clay loam. The clays provide great water retention that contributes to good grape ripening. The retention characteristics are perfect for controlling plant growth.
:Subhumid mediterranean. Hot days give way to cold nights. The influence of the Cachapoal river reduces nocturnal summer temperatures, which slows the ripening of the grapes.
:Aged in French oak barrels for 17 months (80% in new barrels, 20% in one year old
:Hand picked. May 4 -17th, 2006.
Top 100 N - 92 points Wine Spectator - Dark in profile, with plum and currant fruit, but very pure, with silky
tannins and a long, stylish finish that lets incense, spice and mineral
notes play out. Deftly done. Drink now through 2011.
Colour: Dark and deep red with violet nuances.
Nose: Very elegant, complex, strong character of Carmenere, red ripe fruit, spicy with hints of tobacco.
Palate: Great structure, mouth-filling, sour chocolate, sweet tannins, powerful and
concentrated. Dense, oily with lots of fruit giving a long finish.
:85% Carmenere, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petir Syrah.