Bodega Volcanes De Chile Reserva Carmenere 2020

SKU
BVCA202010 UCNZ
  • Exclusively imported by United Cellars
  • A big, bold Carmenere with delicious minerality
  • Intense aromas of black fruit, bitter chocolate with hints of olives
  • 1 or more bottles
    $29.99
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  • James Suckling
    92 points
  • Alistair Cooper
    90 points

Editors notes

Exclusively imported by United Cellars from a winery focused on pure expressions of the impressive volcanic terroir of Chile, displaying the purity and typicity of each grape. A big, bold Carmenere with delicious minerality. Saucy aromas of black fruit, bitter chocolate with hints of olives and toasted notes. Full-bodied, structured and creamy, with soft, ripe tannins, with typical hints of red plum, red capsicum and ripe tomato- an amazing wine to pair with food!

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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

  • James Suckling

    92
    "A pretty Carmenere with aromas of wild Berries, Currants, dried herbs, Sandalwood and Pine needles, its medium bodied with a spicy and fragrant palate. Joyful and supple. Drink or hold"
  • Alistair Cooper MW

    90
    "Graphite, mocha, cocoa and subtle green herbaceaous note on the nose. The palate is dense and sleek with a ripe mid palate, pepper, spice and cocoa. This is a great entry point to Chilean Carmenere, Chiles equivalent of Malbec. Great on its own or with red meats."

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Locations

Chile

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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