Tabalí Pedregoso Gran Reserva Carmenère
This Carmenère is all kinds of noir and mysterious. Dense and intense. Almost black colour with slight violet hues. The complex nose is elegant and very spicy with black fruit, dark chocolate and a touch of tobacco leaf. Juicy and firm on the palate with smooth tannins, an agile acidity and a perfect combination between oak, blackcurrant and black cherry fruit flavours. Elegant and long finish.
100% Carmenère sourced from old vines in Cachapoal Valley. Though Tabalí’s home turf is Limarí Valley, on the edge of the Atacama desert, this comes from furter south in the coastal Cachapoal region. The Cachapoal Vineyard is one of the best areas in Chile for producing Carmenère. The vines were planted in 1950 and now produce low yields, which are reflected in high-quality wines. The vineyard is located 300 metres above sea level on north facing slopes, with a Mediterranean climate and many hours of sunshine. It is planted on a slope of decomposed granite, which allows the roots to penetrate deeply through the whole soil profile.
The grapes were hand-harvested into 20kg-bins when the grapes reached optimum phenolic ripeness. The clusters were carefully selected, destemmed and selected one last time. Fermentation took place in small stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. Maceration occurred following the alcoholic fermentation. Finally, the wine aged in French oak barrels for ten months.
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