Tradition Réserve Carménerè, 2020
Made from one of Chile's classic grapes, this wine is deep ruby red in colour and has aromas of red and black fruit, including raspberry, plum and redcurrant, with notes of black pepper and chocolate. Rounded texture with powerful tannins and a long finish.
Meet the maker: Château Los Boldos
Region: Cachapoal, Maipo – Chile
Grape(s): Carménère (100%)
13.5% ABV / 750ml
Los Boldos has 170 hectares of vineyards which benefit from a Mediterranean climate. The clear, bright skies during the summer and the diurnal temperature range are ideal for growing fruit that maintains fresh acidity while ripening to perfection.
The nearby Cachapoal river also moderates temperatures, while stony alluvial soils in the vineyard ensure low yields.
Los Boldos makes wine exclusively from their own vineyards, therefore controlling everything from grape to bottle.
The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks for eight days at temperatures between 25-28°C before undergoing malolactic fermentation.
The wine was then aged for six months in French oak barrels to soften tannins and add complexity.