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Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Carmenère

Product No:0307036
Producer:Santa Carolina
Name:Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Carmenère
Region:Rapel Valley
Wine Style:Still
Producer Summary:Santa Carolina, founded in 1875 and currently owned by the Larrain family, proudly champions Chilean Heritage with a focus on innovation. Through the journey of the valleys, Santa Carolina respects each varietals typicity and treasures the expression of fruit. The estates, owned and managed by Santa Carolina, are located in Maipo, Rapel, Leyda, Casablanca and Colchagua.
Short Tasting Note:Dark ruby red with aromas of black plums, cassis, currants and candied orange with notes of incense and spices.
Long Tasting Note:A deep, rich and complex wine with dark plum fruit flavours, cassis, currants and hints of spice on the long finish. The grapes were grown near the Cachapoal River, from two different vineyards, Los Lingues close to the Andes Range, and Pichidegua, closer to the Coastal Range. Cachapoal Valley receives a large amount of rain during the short winter months and enjoys a long summer of cool breezes and sunshine. Temperatures vary greatly from warm days to cool nights which allow the grapes to ripen slowly and steadily to maintain natural acidity and develop complex flavours. The grapes were handpicked and the wine was aged in French oak for 15 months and then aged a further 6 months in bottle before release. This wine suits juicy steak, spicy sauces particularly curries and mature cheeses.
Awards:91 Parker Points (2017 Vintage), 2017 IWC Carmenère Trophy (2014 Vintage), 2015 Wine Enthuasiast New World Winery of the Year, 2015 IWC Bronze (2012 Vintage), 2015 DWWA Bronze (2012 Vintage), 2015 SWA Bronze (2012 Vintage), 2015 The Wine Merchant Top 100 (2012 Vintage)
Press Recommendations:2015 Wine Spectator Recommended Wines from Chile list; Kim Marcus praised the wine, which: "Features dense flavours of plum, dried raspberry and dark chocolate".

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