Our 2007 Carménère is a mélange of blackberries, black pepper and cassis. The flavors are broad, rich and spicy. The tannins are soft and the acid is firm. This wine deliciously captures the personality of the grape and the character of the El Maitén vineyard.
Maule is building a global reputation as Carménère country. Carménère is a late-ripening grape variety that prefers an extremely long hang time, and slightly cooler locales such as Maule provide the desired time required for optimum ripening. The key is to find well-situated vineyards with low vigor soils (like our El Maiten Vineyard) and then employ high quality, cool-climate farming techniques (leaf pulling, shoot thinning, green dropping, and extended hang time). The combination creates wines that are pure, intense, and balanced.