Orzada Carménère, 2018
A deep red Carménère with intense and complex spice and ripe red fruit aromas. Cherries, raspberries, and plums mixed with blackberries and anise. Juicy and powerful with velvety-soft tannins and a long finish.
Meet the maker: Odfjell
Region: Maule, Central Valley – Chile
Grape(s): Carménère (100%)
14% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian / Vegan / Organic / Biodynamic
Planted at 170m above sea level in the Maule Valley, the climate is temperate with a six-month dry season and an annual rainfall of 700mm. The high temperatures during the ripening period are moderated by cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean. The soil is sandy-clay loam with some granite throughout.
The grapes were handpicked, and the bunches were destemmed but not crushed. The whole berries then underwent a cold maceration for four to nine days prior to fermentation in 40,000-litre tanks using selected and native yeasts. Malolactic fermentation took place spontaneously in tanks. No oak treatment.