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Novas Carmenere Cabernet

2015

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The Basics

Type

Red Wine

Country

Chile

Region

Colchagua Valley

ABV

14.5%

Vintage

2015

Size

75cl

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere

Production Method

Organic

Suitable For

Vegans, Vegetarians

£10.90

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The Details

In a Nutshell

Fabulous value, trophy winning, organic wine - serious but stacked with appeal.

Tasting Notes

A deliciously natural, black, muscular food wine, with a great sense of place. Deep coloured classic blend of Carmenere and Cabernet, reflects dark fruit aromas mixed with soft toasty notes. The palate is intensely rich with lots of herbal flavours, including mint. There is a slight salinity, with lots of fruit and dusty, clay earth and a beautiful stony finish. Vibrant with huge appeal - another fabulous value wine under this trophy winning label.

Grape Blend

80%

Carmenere

20%

Cabernet Sauvignon

Production Notes

Belonging to the Valley of Rapel, Colchagua Valley has 20,000 hectares of plantations. These grapes grow under a unique climate, made by the Andes winds together with the coastal breeze, helping varieties such as Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon to ripen well. The average age of the vertically-positioned vines is 13 years, and they yield an average of 8 tons per hectare.

The hand-picked grapes were transported to the winery and deposited onto a conveyor belt for a double selection process. The whole bunches were inspected first before passing through the destemmer, and the individual berries were then inspected once again before being gently dropped into the fermentation tank to ensure that only clean and healthy fruit is used. The vinification process began with a 3-day pre-fermentation cold soak at 8°C (46°F). Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts. Temperatures were maintained at 28-30°C (82-86°F) during fermentation, and a program of regular pumpovers was determined by enological criteria. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in oak barrels (50%) and stainless steel (50%). The wine was aged in oak barrels and stainless tanks at controlled temperatures for 10 months. It was neither fined nor stabilized, but was passed through a membrane filter prior to bottling.

Producer - Emiliana

With prime vineyards in Casablanca, Maipo, Rapel and Bio-Bio and access to the newest and best clones in Chile (through Jose Guilisasti, brother of Emiliana’s General Manager Rafael who runs Chile’s foremost nursery) Emiliana is a very substantial and impressive organisation. Emiliana is one of the world’s most important producers of Organic and Biodynamic wines. They have a total of 997 hectares under vine of which 923ha are IMO and Demeter certified organic. As South America’s largest organic producer, their spectacular vineyard and winery at Los Robles has the added benefit of being biodynamic and features the sensory delights of roaming Alpacas, dung heaps and dynamised biodynamic mixtures to treat the vineyards

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Press Quotes & Awards

Silver (2012 vintage)

International Wine Challenge 2014

Silver (2011 vintage)

International Wine Challenge 2013

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The Basics

Type

Red Wine

Country

Chile

Region

Colchagua Valley

ABV

14.5%

Vintage

2015

Size

75cl

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere

Production Method

Organic

Suitable For

Vegans, Vegetarians

£10.90

Out of stock

Delivery from £4.90

Full delivery information