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Casas del Bosque Reserva Carmenère

Chile | 2017
(2 customer reviews)

£11.95 a bottle

On the nose heady notes of cedar, and graphite with just a hint of fresh lavender. In the mouth, an initial attack of black cherry, sweet tobacco and cinnamon gives way to just a touch of earthiness and ripe bell pepper.

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Origin

Casablanca Valley, close to the Pacific coast, was Chile’s first genuine ‘cool climate’ area, heralding a new wave of fresh, lively, modern styles, particularly Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Single vineyard selection planted between 1993 and 2008 on the eastern side of Casablanca Valley at an altitude of nearly 800 feet.

Carmenère fruit from different growers in the Rapel Valley, grown on the hillsides, overlooking the rivers Tinguiririca and Cachapoal, cropped at less than 10 tons/ha (4 tons/acre).

Producer

Casas del Bosque was founded in 1993 by Juan Cuneo Solari and was one of the first wineries in the Casablanca Valley. Today it is still family owned and managed by the same family – and they have acquired around 245 hectares of vines in Santa Rosa district, on the west side of the Casablanca Valley. Plantings include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Carmenère and Pinot Noir – all drip irrigated from subterranean wells.

The Casas del Bosque philosophy is based on the constant search for excellence, aligned to the finest expression of each grape variety’s character and sense of place.

Grape Variety

100% Carmenère

Carmenère, originally from Bordeaux is now being cultivated in significant quantities in Chile. Characterised by the presence of spicy notes, Carmenère is the last of all our red grapes to ripen. It is aged for 10 months in French oak barrels before release.

Food Match

Works well with Beef, pasta, mild lamb, poultry or a vegetable curry.

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Additional information

Vintage

2017

Grape Variety

Country of Origin

Region

Casablanca

Style

Full Bodied & Rich Reds

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Food Pairing

Beef, Pasta, Poultry, Red Meats, Roast Lamb

2 reviews for Casas del Bosque Reserva Carmenère

  1. Will

    I immediately messaged my friend who recommended Wine Trust 100 when I opened this bottle to thank him as this was a beautiful red that was just too easy to drink. So… I’ve come to remind myself just how easy it was and buying more. Lovely.

  2. ryanbrady1981

    Big wine…ripe red and black fruit, caramel and grass. Rich mouthfeel, smooth tannins and fresh but somewhat muted acidity. Another work function….great with a steak!

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