Carmen Merlot Reserva 2014 - 6 Bottle Case
The Carmen Merlot Reserva has rich aromas of coffee and chocolate combined with a smooth and spicy finish. This lovely Merlot pairs wonderfully with a mixture of poultry and game as well as cheese and stews. It is also delightful to drink on it's own as the tannins are smooth and well defined yet not overpowering.
Pioneering, energetic, cosmopolitan, elegant, innovative and contemporary, Vina Carmen was the first producer in Chile to specialize in organic grapes. They were responsible for identifying Carmenere, which had previously been thought of as Merlot. They were among the first to produce to acclaim premium Chilean wines. From the winery in the Maipo Valley, and using primary fruit from that area, as well as carefully-sited vineyards in Rapel, Casablanca and Curico, Carmen have produced a series of fruit-driven wines, stylish both in taste and look, which are stunning in their intensity and purity of their aromas.
The clear juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts, between 12C and 13C. The wine is gently clarified and filtered. Bottle young to preserve its great freshness and aromatic potential.
These Merlot grapes come from our Vineyards in Colchagua Valley sub-appellations of Lolol, Pumanque, Marchigue and Apalta. The geographic differences of these sub-appellations add complexity and freshness to the final blend.
Expressive notes of fruitcake and red fruits with caramel notes and walnuts well integrated with sweet spices and clove. Juicy with good body and fruit weight giving depth and lovely length.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Carmen Merlot Reserva goes perfectly with poultry and game, as well as with cheeses, casseroles, stews and pasta.
Country / Region / Appellation
CL / Colchagua / Colchagua
Vegetarian/Vegan - No/No
Milk/Eggs - Yes/Yes
Contains Sulphites - Yes
ABV% - 13%