Casas Patronales Carmenere Reserva 2012

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A food friendly Carmenere from a winery in the Maule Valley that consistently crafts tasty, value priced wines.

Winery: Casa Patronales was founded in 1990 by three friends who wanted to produce high quality grapes with an emphasis on the distinctive terrior of the Maule Valley. They planted their first vineyards in their family’s lands, and in 2003 began exporting their wines internationally. The vineyards are located in the Maule Valley, the largest wine producing area in Chile, which maintain a long and traditional history of old vine, dry-farmed vineyards.

Winemaking: Committed to every stage of the winemaking process, Casa Patronales is ardent in letting the wine express the place in which it is from, believing that wine “is a faithful reflection of its origin, its inimitable character, which comes from specific terroirs”.

Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with intriguing aromas of black currant, tobacco and brown sugar. Black cherry and plum notes wrapped around an earthy core, whilst crushed black peppercorn, hints of bitter herbs, sweet cigar box spice and dried cherry comprised the lengthy finish.

100% Carmenere
Maule Valley
Chile
Produced and Bottled by Viña Casas Patronales S.A.
14% Alcohol
$8

Further Reading: Click here for an interesting read on the design of “CP” on their labels.

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