Don Luis

Don Luis - Carmenere

This wine shows all the Carmenere varietal character. The emphasis is to maintain the vivid character derived from our vineyards. Our Carmenere is wood-free, fruity and balanced.

Technical Data

  • Maipo Valley
  • Varietal Composition: 100% Carmenere
  • Total Acidity: 4,77 g/l
  • pH: 3,69
  • Alcohol: 13,5 %
  • Residual Sugar: <1.0 g/l

Harmonies

Ideal for pairing with low fat red or white meat., pastrami and medium intensity cheese. Excellent also with vegetarian preparations like pesto pasta, grilled vegetables or mushroom risotto.

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Winemaker’s notes

The climate during season 2015-2016 was not usual comparing it with past years. The main effects were over the health of the grapes due to strong showers during April; a delay in the ripening period due to a cold spring; and lower general yield due to both conditions. All our wines are expected to develop very well ending up fresh and with good natural acidity. In the case of whites, they will show lower alcohol levels. In the case of reds, they will be elegant with flower notes and fruity. In general, we´ll get lower yields but high quality wines, representatives of the climate conditions, origin and variety.

Winemaking

The grapes used to make this wine were hand-picked, destemmed and stored in stainless steel tanks for a cold maceration of three days before starting the fermentation. This last process took from 7 to 10 days, at temperatures between 26 and 28ºC. Subsequently, malolactic fermentation was completed in tanks, the wine rested for 6 months and was finally bottled.

Tasting notes

Red ruby bright color showing it´s young age. Fresh fruit aromas that remind us to strawberries, ripen plum, green and black pepper. The mouthfeel lasts for a long time, is soft and very pleasant with medium acidity and round tannins.
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