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Carmenere Hacienda Araucano Reserva 2013

Carmenere, Hacienda Araucano Reserva, Colchagua Valley,

This reserve Carmenere is rich with dark plummy style fruit flavours interlaced with vanilla oak.

Serving Suggestion

Perfect with your favourite cut of steak, roast duck or sausage.

Vintage 2013
Unit Size 75
Case Size 6
Alcoholic Percentage 14
Country Chile

Tasting Notes

The Lurton family own a boutique winery situated in the Lolol Valley. The estate comprises of 200 hectares and became biodynamic in 2012 in order to eliminate the use of artificial chemical treatments, and establish an organic approach to growing high quality fruit. Carmenere is one of the oldest grape varieties in Bordeaux and was confused with Merlot in Chile until fairly recently. Today Carmenere is the emblematic red grape variety of Chile. This reserve Carmenere is rich with dark plummy style fruit flavours interlaced with vanilla oak.

Wine Making Notes

Fermentation on skins in stainless steel followed by brief maturation in oak.

About the Producer

The Lurton brothers’ first dealings in Chile date back to 1992, when they entered into an exclusive consulting agreement with `Vina San Pedro`, but it was not until 1997 that they marketed their own wines, under the brand name `Araucano` (the name of Chile’s last indigenous people). It was the year that saw the launch of the first `Gran Araucano` – Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.The Colchagua Valley in Chile is a dreamland for red wine growers. It is here that Francois Lurton bought land that had never before been used to produce wines and began planting vines near the historic village of Lolo. The estate now houses its own boutique winery. The climate in the valley is mild and influenced by its proximity to the ocean, with coastal mists shrouding the entire area in autumn and cooling the berries.

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Sulphites Yes
Milk No
Egg No
Fish No
Nuts No
Cereals No
Suitable For Vegetarians Yes
Suitable For Vegans Yes
Peanuts No
Soy beans No
Celery No
Sesame No
Molluscs No