Santa Helena Varietal Carmenere 2008

Санта Хелена Варайатал Карменере 2008

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Santa Helena (Санта Хелена)
Chile (Чили) 
Carmenere (Карменере)
€ 4.09  
Added by demiro
26 Dec 2009

Winemaker's notes:
100% Carmenère

The grapes are mechanical harvested with 23-24° brix. Harvest usually takes place towards the end of April. The vineyard yield is 12 to 15 tons per hectare.

When the grapes reach the cellar they are cold macerated (11°C) for 2 to 3 days and then start the fermentation in stainless steel tanks with controlled temperatures (below 28 °C). These are pumped over 3 times/day in order to obtain a wine with a good colour that keeps the full fruity quality of the grape. Before the alcoholic fermentation is finished, the wine is separated in order to finish the fermentation without any skins. Later, the wine is clarified and cold stabilized to avoid unpleasant sediment in the bottle. After sterile filtration, it is bottled, preserving its full structure and intensity.

Tasting Notes
Colour: intense violet with blackish tones.
Aroma: spiced aromas, soft green pepper, some tobacco, very fruity and fresh.
Palate: gentle, velvety wine, medium-bodied, pleasant finish. It is different and surprises the consumer with its first impression.

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Temperature: 16 °C
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