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Araucano Carmenere 2013

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Chile
Regional Varietals:
Bordeaux Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon
Carignane
Regional Wineries:
Don Sebastiani & Sons

Araucano Carmenere 2013 750ML      
Sku: 66077

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This long country stretching down alongside the Andes Cordillera mountains seems to be a true paradise for vines, with its particularly stable climate and, therefore, a very low risk of disease for the plants. It is notably thanks to these geographical factors that our Chilean vineyard was one of the first to be converted to a biodynamic culture.

François and Jacques Lurton found this “dream land” whilst working as consultants for the San Pedro vineyards. The first bottles of Araucano, the name of the last of Chile’s indigenous people, saw the light in 1997. In 2000, François bought 200 hectares of land in the valley of Colchagua. Although he had never before owned vines in this area, the acquisition was no accident: the influence of the oceanic climate moderates the heat that comes from the valley. The difference of the temperature during the day and during the night allows the grapes to reach exceptional levels of maturity. The valley is divided into particularly varied microclimates, which, in turn, and thanks to blending, allows for the production of incredibly complex wines.

Tasting notes
A showy red with concentrated notes of jalapeno chilies, dark berries and blackcurrant, with a minty freshness. Exceptionally round and soft on the palate. Slight grilled notes of coffee come through on the finish. Aged for ten months in French oak.

Country: Chile
Grape Varietal: Carmenere
Type: Still wine
 
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