Carmine red in color with a ruby-red hue. The nose offers aromas of red and black fruits such as plums, cherries, and blackberries as well as light herbal notes and a touch of toast, coffee, and mocha. The palate is smooth, and its fruity flavors meld well with the oak, all leading to a persistent finish.
About the Wine
The grapes were harvested mechanically and manually in late April and deposited into stainless steel tanks for a 2-day pre-fermentation cold maceration. The must was then inoculated with yeasts to initiate alcoholic fermentation, which lasted 8 days at 22º– 25ºC. Once dry, the new wine was racked and held in contact with French oak for 8 months. It was gently filtered prior to bottling Aging: 6-8 months in contact with French and American oak.
Barrels: 70% in third-use barrels for 6 months.
About the Winery
Juan and Diego Garcia de la Huerta Sutil established Vina Sutil in the Colchagua Valley in 1995. Their family had arrived from Spain in 1850. Now the winery expands to Leyda, Maipo, Maule, Curico & Cauquenes.
Appellation: Colchagua Valley
The Carmenère grapes grow in our San Jorge Vineyard on the southern bank of the Tinguiririca River in the heart of the Colchagua Valley, 55 km from the Pacific Ocean and 45 km from the Andes Mountains. The soils near the river are of alluvial origin with a clay-loam profile on the surface, tremendous depth, good drainage, and low fertility. The 26-year-old vineyard is trellised to low vertical shoot position with low density and California-style surface irrigation.