Sol De Andes Carmenère Gran Reserva
Sol De Andes Gran Reserva Carmènere has a deep purple-red colour. An enticingly complex nose gives notes of ripe black fruits, spicy black pepper, leafy tobacco aromas and a soft, smokey/coffee oakiness. The palate is rich, savoury and concentrated with supple dark fruit, rounded tannins, good acidity, and a smooth finish thanks to 8-10 months in French oak.
Region: Central Valley
Subregion: Maule Valley
Grape Variety: Carmenère
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Dark and rich
Drink With: Beef goulash
Tab 2The Sol De Andes Gran Reserva range of wines is stylish and finely structured, coming from specifically identified parcels of vines where each grape variety expresses the best of its terroir. The grapes for this Gran Reserva Carmenère come from the Maule Valley, near the town of San Clemente, close to the foothills of the Andes. The vines are grown in clay soils of volcanic origin and, with an average age of 25, they are amongst Sol De Andes' oldest.
Carmenère is a Bordeaux grape variety that has certainly made a name for itself in Chile. Most of the Chilean plantings of Carmenère were mistakenly believed to be Merlot, but its unique style always prompted questions and, since its true identity was uncovered in 1994, it has won many new fans around the world. If you haven't tried a Carmenère before, the best way we can describe its personality is somewhere between that of Cabernet Sauvignon and of Merlot.