Bodega Volcanes De Chile Tectonia Premium Carmenere 2019

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  • A brand new wine and first release from this exciting producer
  • Outstanding value Chileam Carmenere
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  • Mark Faber
    95 points
  • Alistair Cooper
    94 points
  • Wine Enthusiast
    90 points

Editors notes

Tectonia is a gastronomic range with a proudly unique style that really displays the volcanic concept of the brand. Named after the ever-shifting tectonic plates and the unique geomorphology of Chile that causes eruptions and originally led to the formation of the Andes range and the volcanoes for which this Carmenere is produced.

Bodega Volcanes is headed by Pilar Diaz who is attracted to the wines created on soils from Chilean Volcanoes give their wine an edge that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world - Which makes the wines more vibrant and richer with greater complexity

COLOR: Deep violet.
AROMA: : Presents aromas of tobacco, roasted coffee and graphite, accompanied by black fruits and spicy notes, typical of Carménère.
MOUTH: Fresh, expressive, and very fruity, with flavors of black cherry, blackberry and cassis; notes of black pepper, nutmeg, chocolate and subtle touches of menthol surface. Soft and tasty, with well structured tannins, and very elegant. Long and velvety finish.


Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Blueberry
    • Boysenberry
    • Herbal
  • Palate
    • Blue Fruits
    • Cassis
    • Dark Chocolate

Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Mark Faber

    "blackcurrant, bramble, liquorice, coffee bean, dark chocolate and a hint of smoky, ceadary oak. Black fruit and bramble bursts through the mouth, tempered by dense chewy tannins. A meaty, chewy, big red, bring on the steak!"
  • Alistair Cooper MW

    "A gorgeous black pastille fruit led nose with violets, liqourice and a subtle smokiness. A ripe and rounded palate with a nice core of fresh acidity, soft and chalky tannins and bags of vibrant fruit. A long juicy finish - very impressive indeed."
  • Wine Enthusiast

    "Herbal berry aromas are clipped and tight, with a mild green note. Grabby tannins and raw acidity pump up the mouthfeel on this Maule Valley Carmenère, while flavors of coffee, mocha, blackberry and brown sugar finish with some heat and acidic push. Michael Schachner"

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With the Andes mountains to its east (on its border with Argentina) and the Pacific Ocean to its west, Chile has a unique geography and climate that make it suitable for a range of both red and white wine styles. The country enjoys cooling influences from both the ocean and the mountains, coupled with plenty of sunshine. Generally, Chilean vineyards have a Mediterranean climate, with a sunny, dry growing season and little risk of fungal diseases. Winery operations of all sizes throughout the country widely practise sustainable and organic grapegrowing and winemaking. Black grape varieties account for most of the plantings in Chile, with Cabernet Sauvignon the most widely planted. Styles can range from simple and fruity to premium full-bodied examples. Other red wine varieties include Merlot, Carmenère, Syrah, and Pinot Noir. Among the white varieties, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are the most dominant.

Central Valley

In terms of viticulture the central valley of chile (spanish: valle central) spans the o'higgins region (vi) and maule region (vii) administrative regions and the administrative metropolitan region, and is the main growing zone for chilean wine and coincides with the historical core of the chilean central valley.

This is chile's most productive and internationally known wine region, due predominately to its proximity to the national capital santiago.

It is located directly across the andes' from one of argentina's wine regions: mendoza province. Within the central valley there are four wine growing region subregions: the maipo valley, the rapel valley, the curicó valley and the maule valley.

About the brand Bodega Volcanes de Chile

“Our philosophy is to create wines that reflect their unique soils, formed by volcanic activity over millions of years and that are true expressions of their origin, displaying the purity and typicity of the specific grape without excessive oak that can mask the unique flavours. The chance to source grapes from a range of denominations gives the portfolio more diversity but in each wine, my style is consistent as I aim to really manifest the volcanic rocks and ash by ultimately producing wines that are more vibrant and intense with balanced tannins and acidity.” - Pilar Diaz, Volcanes Winemaker

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