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CarmÉnÈre / Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva

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Sub-region: Curicó Valley
Varieties: Carménère 60% / Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
Soil: Loam | clay | rocky
Alcohol: 14%
Total acidity: 5 g/L
Residual sugar: 2 g/L
Climate
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Moderately warm temperate climate with a Mediterranean rain reEime, with moderately warm summer days (influenced by the coastal mountain range) and cool, humid nights.


Soil
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These Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes come from the Solana Winery, where the shallow, reddish-brown loam and clay is sprinkled with Qravel from the heavily weathered metamorphic rock beneath.

Viticulture
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Age of vines: 12 years
Vine management system: Trellis
Density: 5,000 plants/hectare (2,020 plants/acre)
Yield: 10 tons/hectare (4 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Hand picking, with double selection in vineyard, in second half of April.
Vinification
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Maceration: 20-25 days with cold pre-fermentative maceration for four days at under 10 deqrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit).
Extraction: Traditional pumping-over and punching.
Fermentation: Starts with active dry yeast (Bayanus); temperature 25-28 degrees Celsius (77-82 Fahrenheit).
Aging: 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Tasting Notes
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Appearance: Intense red color with bluish highlights.
Nose: Intense nose of blackberry, spices, Freshly cut wood and cherry liqueur. In mouth: Full in mouth, well-structured, with a lone finish of toast and brandy.
Pairing recommendation: Oxtail Port sauce.