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La Playa Carmenere 2012

Country
Chile
Region
Colchagua Valley
Producer
Vina La Playa
Grape(s)
Carmenère
Type
Red
Style
Spicy
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry / Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content (%)
13.5
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic / Biodynamic
Normal

Region

The Colchagua Valley is a three hour drive south of Santiago and home to many of Chile`s finest wineries. Located in Colchagua are the fine sub-regions of Apalta and Rapel. The region is influenced by the coastal maritime breezes and micro climate affected by Lake Rapel. The Andes mountains which dominate the country tower over the valley in the distance and are the water source used to irrigate the vines. The region is reknowned for many of the finest Merlots, Cabernets and Carmenère.

Producer

The Viña La Playa estate occupies some of Colchagua Valley`s most desirable acreage benefitting from its own unique micro-climate due to the Tinguirrica and Limarí rivers which run through the vineyards. Comprising 600 acres and a $10 million state of the art winery, this excellent producer is owned by the Sutil family who make superb modern fruit-driven wines from grapes sourced entirely from the estate. Exciting new vineyard development in the coastal Limari Valley, north of Santiago, is starting to produce some outstanding cool climate varietals. Viña La Playa is passionate about creating high quality, fruit-driven wines whilst remaining committed to the environment.

Tasting (Long)

Deep ruby in colour this is Chile`s signature red grape varietal. Deliciously intense with hints of blackcurrants, chocolate, coffee and spicy pepper aromas. Medium bodied on the palate with velvety smooth fresh berry fruit flavours. The wine is lightly oaked to give body, toasted notes and sweet spices such as cinnamon and vanilla on the finish.

Tasting (Short)

Chile`s signature red grape varietal produces delicious intense wine with hints of chocolate and pepper aromas. Medium bodied on the palate with smooth, fresh berry fruit flavours, lightly oaked to give a creamy vanilla taste in the finish.

Food

Perfect with spicy foods, such as Thai, Indian and some Japanese cuisine.

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