Carmin de Peumo Carmenere 2018

Deep, dark red with hints of violet. Elegant and mineral on the nose, with notes of blackberry and a touch of blackcurrant. It fills the palate with underlying mature tannins. Deep, concentrated, with a long aertaste and distinctive hints of the Peumo terroir. This 2018 vintage is characterized by its elegance and freshness; it is a wine with a lot of Carmenere character.

Pairs best with elegant but simply prepared dishes such as juicy, rare roast beef, veal, pork tenderloin with roasted beets and cranberries, duck (confit or magret). Also delightful with squash-stuffed pasta with morel mushrooms or aged goat cheese with figs.

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“At the moment of creating a wine, I aim to express all of its special characteristics, the essence of the grape variety together with the character of the soil where it was grown.”

Marcio Ramirez

Winemaking Notes

Selected bunches are destemmed, and the grapes are dropped gently into stainless steel tanks for fermentation for 5–7 days. The wine then underwent 15 months in French oak barrels, 91% new, 9% second use.

Vineyard Notes

The Peumo Vineyard is located 170 m above sea level and extended along the Cachapoal River, on terraces of hills of the Coastal Mountains. The vines come from pre-phylloxera cuttings and are trellised to vertical shoot position and cordon pruned. The soils are deep with an upper layer of clay that retains moisture, which controls the vines’ vigor and growth and allows them to remain active through late May, when the Carmenere is picked. The soil profile presents perfect proportions of sand, silt, and clay, because it is in the second colluvial-allu-vial terrace and is associated with the riverbed, which allows for fresher, more elegant wines. The clay retains water, which contributes to good ripening in the grapes. The retention characteristics are perfect for controlling plant growth. The sub-humid Mediterranean climate brings warm days and cool nights. The influence of the Cachapoal River helps lower the nighttime temperatures during the summer, which encourages the grapes to ripen more slowly. This season was slightly cooler than normal and without the presence of rains during the harvest.

Technical Details

Rapel Valley

Aging Potential: Drink now through 2033

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