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Santa Rita 120 Carmenere - $8.99
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Our 120 Carménère has an intense ruby red color with violet hues. Rich aromas of ripe, red fruit and fragrant spices dominate the bouquet. On the palate, it is a fresh, light bodied and elegant wine with a commanding, fruity flavor rounded out by soft tannins that give way to a pleasant and lingering finish. Always an outstanding choice. Suggested Food: Lamb, ripe cheeses, pastas a la Bolognese, chicken and stews.
Santa Rita was founded in 1880, by a distinguished entrepreneur of those times, Mr. Domingo Fernández Concha in the area of Alto Jahl. From the very beginning, he introduced fine French varieties, winemakers and the most advanced winemaking techniques. Now Santa Rita is known for high quality red and white wine that is exported to over seventy countries around the world.
black cherry, pepper
Grilled Flank Steak, Beef Stew, Variety Meats or Organ Meats
Although the Spaniards first established vineyards here in the mid 16th century, most of today’s Chilean wine is made from French grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay. Chile’s isolated position between the Pacific and the Andes means it is safe from pests and disease that plague European vineyards, and also assures mild temperatures and relatively dry air. Most of Chile’s vineyards are in the Central Valley, and a fair number of them are owned by renowned French, Spanish, and American winemakers. Wines are named for their grape varieties, but they carry a regional or district indication as well. Reasonably priced, and increasingly sophisticated, they make excellent values.
This Chilean region includes the famous Cachapoal valley, source of some great Merlot, although Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc are its most planted grape varieties.
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