2015 Viña Falernia Elqui Valley Carmenère
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Tasting note Falernia Carmenère
Red wine from Chile with the smell of caramel toffee and ripe red fruit. The taste is juicy and aromatic. Great wine to give as well but also good to combine with cold dishes or dishes from the grill.
A great carmenère! A wine that explains why this grape is loved by so many wine lovers. Ripe spicy and full-bodied taste. The grapes come from high and cool vineyards where they have the time to come to full maturity during a long growing season.
This keeps the grape freshness and intense ripe fruit flavors. And you can taste that back in the wine. After fermentation, a four-month maturation follows largely in tanks and some 30% in small American and French oak barrels. The mix of both parts gives fruitiness with a refined wood dosage. Highly recommended.
Falernia the success of two Italians in Chile
Aldo Olivier, born in Trentino, Italy, started Viña Falernia in 1997 with his cousin and local companion Giorgio Flessati. A special initiative because they manage the most northerly vineyards in Chile. These are located in the Elquivallei near the city of La Serena more than 500 kilometers north of Santiago.
An afterwards proved very suitable area for producing aromatic and fresh wines. During the day it is warm but at night it cools down strongly due to the ocean wind from the west or cool mountain air from the Andes from the east. This gives the grapes an intense aroma and taste and they retain refreshing acid.
The experienced Flessati saw fantastic possibilities for the already present grape vines - the grapes were exclusively used for pisco distilled grape wine - and became the first wine producer in this 'forgotten' region.
In the meantime the wines of Falernia have become better known and there is recognition for the excellent quality. Flessati even introduced the 'appassiment method' known in Northern Italy. In this process, part of the harvest is dried so that the flavor concentration strongly increases. The addition of this part to fermenting red wine gives a significantly fuller and softer taste.
|Origin area||Elqui Valley|
|Type of wine||Quiet|
|Biologically without a certificate||Yes|
Great wine to give as well but also good to combine with cold dishes or dishes from the grill.
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