Chile is made up of Regions, Subregions, Provinces and Communes. Spanning from O'Higgins to Maule Region, Valle Central has four sub-regions: Maipo, Rapel, Curico and Maule Valleys. The grapes for the 2012 vintage were sourced from our vineyards in the Talca and Cauquenes areas in the Maule Valley, which is notably one of the longest, oldest and most internationally acclaimed wine regions in Chile.
Harvest was done entirely by hand based upon taste, not numbers. Rigorous vineyard practices, including winter pruning, shoot suckering, fruit thinning and green drop ensured that vines were in perfect balance. After a three-day cold soak to extract the appropriate soft tannins, additional color and flavor, the juice was fermented and then transferred to a combination of French and American oak barrels.
The 2012 Carménère has a dark, inky color with intense aromas of ripe black cherries, fresh berries, spice and fresh herbs. The tannins are well-integrated, providing underlying structure to support the wine's opulent fruit.