Carmenère Legado Reserve Price € 15.20
The Legado Reserva range, produced in the most renowned valleys in Chile, uses grapes which can come from one or more vineyard from the same destination of origin. Through this range, we look to express the essence and individual characteristics which give each label a unique sense of origin. Legado Reserva is fermented using only native yeast and wine additives are scarcely used during the fermentation process, just small amounts of sulfur dioxide. The wine was aged in old French oak barrels, with the aim of ensuring that the aromas and tastes from the wood are not transferred to the wine and thus do not mask the characteristics typical of its terroir.
Sensory features: A lovely deep-coloured wine with notes of blackberry and damson fruit flavours with a rich and velvety palate. Smooth and fresh with moderate alcohol content typical of wines from the Maipo valley. A perfect wine for accompany food.
Grape variety: 100% Carmenère produced with grapes from two different vineyards in the Maipo Valley: one in the Isla de Maipo area and the other located in the foothills of the Coastal Mountain Range. The Isla de Maipo vineyard is located on a Quarternary alluvial terrace, while the vineyard in the foothills of the Coastal Mountain Range is mainly a place with an abundance of unaltered, angular volcanic rock.
Soil: The Isla de Maipo vineyard has alluvial soil with rocks and pebbles.On the other hand, the Coastal Mountain Range vineyard features a soil with an abundance of rocks at depth. Both allow for a good rooting depth.An average yield of 1.5 Kg per vine.
Ageing: The wine is aged for 14 months in old French oak barrels, with the aim of ensuring that the aromas and tastes from the wood are not transferred to the wine and thus do not mask the characteristics typical of its terroir. Bottling is carried out using lightweight bottles made from recycled material.
Best Served: Excellent with wild boar, lamb or cheeses Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Bottle size: 750 ml