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Carmín de Peumo 2013

Carmín de Peumo is Chile’s first iconic Carmenere. A wine that faithfully reflects its origin, the terroir of Peumo, it has been widely praised by world critics. Carmín de Peumo boosts the development of Carmenere at the global level and positions Peumo as the best Chilean location for the production of this French grape variety.
Carmín de Peumo is Chile’s first iconic Carmenere. A wine that faithfully reflects its origin, the terroir of Peumo, it has been widely praised by world critics. Carmín de Peumo boosts the development of Carmenere at the global level and positions Peumo as the best Chilean location for the production of this French grape variety.

General description

Variety / Style

  • 91% Carmenere
  • 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 4% Cabernet Franc

Denomination of Origin (D.O.)

  • Peumo Vineyard, D.O. Peumo, Cachapoal Valley (Carmenere)
  • Pirque Viejo Vineyard, D.O. Pirque, Maipo Valley (Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • Puente Alto Vineyard, D.O. Puente Alto, Maipo Valley (Cabernet Franc)

Vineyard

The Peumo Vineyard is located 170 m above sea level and extended along the Cachapoal River, on terraces of hills of the Coastal Mountains. The vines come from pre-phylloxera cuttings and are trellised to vertical shoot position and cordon pruned. The soils are Deep with an upper layer of clay that retains moisture, which controls the vines`vigor and growth and allows them to remain active through late May, when the Carmenere is picked.

Soil

Deep alluvial silty-clay soil associated with riverbed. The clayms retains wáter, which contributes to good ripening of the grapes. The characteristics of the retention are perfect for controlling the growth of the plants.

Climate

Sub-humid Mediterranean. Warm days and cool nights. The influence of the Cachapoal River helps lower the nighttime temperatures during the summer, which encourages the grapes to ripen more slowly.

AGING

13 months in French oak barrels.

Winemakers

Marcio Ramírez

With a degree in Enology from the Universidad de Chile, Marcio joined Concha y Toro in 1997. From 1998 to 2000 he worked with Enrique Tirado at the Puente Alto winery as assistant winemaker for Don Melchor, and then moved to the Cachapoal winery in the Rapel Valley, where he is now head winemaker.

Expert Reviews

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"Elegant and powerful, with loads of dark berry, cherry and currant flavors, featuring notes of dark olive and allspice. The leafy finish is long and rich, showing some creamy hints to the dark chocolate accents."

Wine & Spirits

Wine & Spirits

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"There is a density and intoxicating depth to this wine’s ripe red fruit. Carmenere tannins are rarely aggressive, and here, they feel particularly sleek and smooth. The flavors are long and intense, full of delicate herbal and spicy details. Ignacio Recabarren included small amounts of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc in the blend for extra structure in the voluptuous 2014 vintage”.

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