Chilcas Reserve Carmenere 2009

Product code: 17CHIC33B2009

Attractive and intense, the nose reveals fruit aromas such as strawberry, raspberry, and black plum with silky tannins on the palate.

  • Country:Chile
  • Region:Maule Valley
  • Vintage:2009
  • ABV:13%
  • Residual sugar:3.0 g/L
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Carmenere
  • Closure:Screwcap

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Taste scale & description

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Taste Scale: 11

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Production information

Producer: Chilcas

Individual vineyards, ecological wine practices (including some vineyards certified as organic) and a new winemaker all add up to an incredibly exciting portfolio ranging from Reserva upwards. Chilcas’ approach is to nurture individual parcels and vineyards to create wines with individual character and personality. The wines are quite different from the vast swathes of generic, branded wines to come out of Chile at similar price points.

Production note

The grapes were hand-picked in the second week of May and transported carefully to the winery, where they were inspected on a sorting table then gently destemmed to prevent the berries from breaking. A 2 day pre-fermentation maceration was carried out at 8–10°C. 100% of the grapes were then fermented in stainless steel tanks for 18–22 days at 26-27°C. During fermentation, 3 to 4 pumpovers were carried out to move 50-100% of the volume, as determined by enological tasting. 50% of the wine was then aged in 60% American and 40% French oak barrels for 8 to 10 months. The wine was naturally cold stabilized during the winter and later earth-filtered prior to bottling.

  • Sustainable Yes
  • ISO 14001 Yes

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