Bodega Volcanes De Chile Carmenere
1 or more bottles$28.00
Mark Faber94 points
“The Chilean volcanic terroir is nothing but dynamic. Many of our vineyards are located on mature volcanic – igneous regions, where soils are a result of the weathering processes that have occurred over millions of years. However, we also have vines growing on modern volcanic ash deposits emitted directly from volcanoes that we can see today in the magnificent Andes. Our philsophy 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."
Intense aromas of black fruit, bitter chocolate with hints of olives and toasted notes. Full-bodied, structured and creamy, soft and ripe tannins, with typical hints of black pepper and spice.
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- Blue Fruits
- Dark Chocolate
- Red Meat
Critic Scores & reviews
"Cocoa powder, coffee bean, hint of leafiness, mulberry. Brooding dark fruits layer the palate, with thick dark chocolate tannins, and an olive tapenade finish. Very enjoyable and warming."
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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.
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.
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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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