Wine Tarapaca, Carmenere
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Reviews of purchase Tarapaca, Carmenere
The wine is dark red with violet hue.
The taste of wine is fresh, well-balanced, intense, but not too powerful, with hints of spices and soft ripe tannins. A long fresh finish.
The wine has a complex, rich bouquet where aromas of ripe berries infused with notes of tobacco, chocolate, coffee and roasted nuts.
The wine goes well with red meats, game, pates, stews, pasta, mature cheeses.
Carmenere - seductive red wine from the same grape variety, with a rich and complex flavor and well-balanced taste, with soft tannins. The grapes are harvested by hand at the end of April, when the berries reach perfect maturity. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats for 10 days at a temperature 25-28ºS for maximum preservation of fruit flavors and colors are extracted from the peel. Then 40% of the wine is aged several months in oak barrels, resulting in it acquires a good structure and complexity. Before bottling the wine is stabilized and filtered.
Historical homeland Carmenere grape is considered the French region of Medoc, but since 1867 it almost disappears from the region as a result of the phylloxera epidemic. Only in the 1990s, Carmenere has been found in the Central Valley of Chile, where it has long been considered a kind of Merlot. Valley on one side bordered by the Andes Mountains, and on the other hand - the river Maipo. In Maipo Valley created a unique microclimate. Firstly, in the hot summer days there are a great opportunity irrigation meltwater from the Andes, and here there is a cool breeze from the Pacific coast. In addition, a large difference of day and night temperatures during the summer promotes healthy, ripe grapes with a complex aroma and rich taste. Carmenere grape cultivation in the complex, long maturing and has a fairly unstable character. Sometimes fruit aromas are dominant, and in another year - shades of paprika and pepper. In style wine from this grape wine reminds created from Merlot grapes, but has a higher acidity and spice. The company currently Tarapaca considered one of the best manufacturers of elegant red wines from grapes Carmenere, gained popularity far beyond the borders of their country.
Tarapaca - one of the most important wineries in Chile and one of the main representatives of the New World wineries. The winery was founded in 1874 in the Maipo Valley, at the foot of the Andes. This blessed place, according to the magazine Decanter, "is fast becoming one of the most famous regions of Chile with a cool climate and wines made from crops with natural low-yielding vineyards." In Tarapaca necessarily been selecting the best grapes, which are chosen the right terroir that, along with a careful vinification results in a high quality, balanced and complex wine. The task of the winery - "to produce high quality wine with excellent balance and taste." In the year of Tarapaca produces more than 13 million liters of wine. The average age of the vines economy is 12-15 years. After more than 100 years of producing great wines in the domestic market in 1992 Tarapacá began to export wine, winning major international markets.
Now the winery is part of Tarapacá Wine Group of Companies VSPT, which also includes other wineries in Argentina and Chile. VSPT - the first company in the local market and the second export of wines from Chile.