Undurraga Sibaris Gran Reserva Carmenere

This Carmenere is from their Gran Reserva "Sibaris" range, and comes from the Colchagua Valley.

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The grapes were hand-harvested. Then they were destemmed and gently crushed. 30% of the grapes were left whole, without crushing. Finally, the must was chilled and macerated with the skins prior to fermentation, at a temperature of 5º C for 3 to 5 days.

Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures which varied between 28ºC and 30ºC for a period of 7 days. Then it was macerated with the skins for an additional 10 to 14 days. All of the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months in order to improve its structure and make the tannins softer and more complex.

The Carménère variety originated in Bordeaux, France, disappeared in the nineteenth century and has now been rediscovered in Chile. This wine is made from grapes from our vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. This wine has a deep violet-red colour. Exuberant aromas of black cherries, ripe plums, wild berries and blueberries mix with spicy notes, such as black pepper, rosemary, boldo and bay laurel. On The palate is soft, concentrated and complex,with a pleasant silkiness and notes of spice and fruit, and offers a delicate yet persistent finish. This wine is an ideal accompaniment for red meat, poultry, pasta and fish. It is also excellent with typical Chilean cuisine, such as sweetcorn pie, sweetcorn parcels and meat pasties.

Carménère is a French variety, originally from Bordeaux, which dissapeared in Europe at the end of the XIX century and was rediscovered in Chile a few years ago.

This wine was made with selected 100% Carménère grapes grown in our Colchagua valley vineyards. After being carefully aged in oak casks, it was then bottled and stored in our cellars until it reached maturity. It has an intense ruby red color with an exuberant aroma. Silky fine tannins give this wine superb structure and balance. It is very versatile and is ideal with all kinds of meats, pastas and fish.

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Location Colchagua Valley, Chile
Winery Vina Undurraga
Winery status Large family winery
Winemaker Pilar Diaz
Annual production Low
Grapes Carmenere
Style Full and smooth
ABV 14
Bottle Size 75cl
Sustainable farming Yes
Sulphite level Medium Low
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