aromas de chile
Family Reserve

CarmÉnÈre reserve

Sub-region: Curicó Valley
Soil: Loam | clay | rocky
Alcohol: 14%
Total acidity: 4.5 g/L
Residual sugar: 2 g/L
Mediterranean climate characterized by larEe day/night temperature differences as a result of the proximity with the Pacific Ocean (80 Km) and the Andes Mountains (60 Km). Unlike the neighboring areas Solana Winery receives a fair amount of wind comin! from the south durinslr the summer afternoons. This helps keep the temperature from rising too much durinë the summer months. Annual precipitation is of 600mm concentrated durinE the winter months.
This Carménère is made startinë with Qrapes from parcels in Los Riscos sector, characterized by deep, rocky loam-clay soil.

Age of vines: 18 years
Vine management system: Trellis
Density: 3,330 plants/hectare (1,350 plants/acre)
Yield: 12 tons/hectare (4.9 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Hand pickina, with double selection in vineyard, in late April.
Maceration: 15-20 days with pre-fermentative maceration at under 10 degrees Centigrade
(50 Fahrenheit).
Extraction: Traditional pumping-over and punching.
Fermentation: Starts with active dry yeast (Bay/anus); temperature 28 to 30 degrees Celsius
(82 to 86 Fahrenheit).
Aging: Wine conserved on its lees for six months in stainless steel vats with micro-oxyqenation and with French oak staves; 15 percent of the wine aged 8 months in French and American oak barrels.
Tasting Notes
Appearance: Deep red color with violet highlights.
Nose: Intense nose of raspberry, chocolate, menthol and a hint of smoke. In mouth: Smooth mouth entry, full on the palate and well-balanced.
Pairing recommendation Soused rabbit.