2011 Pura 8 Grand Reserve Carménére Rapel Valley
Strawberry Jam. Dark Chocolate.
Intense ruby red color.
Nice and delicate on the palate, with round tannins.
Best paired with grilled meats and cheeses.
Aromas of red fruit with hints of strawberry jam stand out nicely against notes of dark chocolate.
Appellation: Rapel Valley - VI Region - Chile
Country of Origin: Chile
Vineyard: Las Cabras
Grape Variety: 100% Carménére
Nature of Soil: Volcanic, alluvial
Wine Making Technique
Our Pura 8 oenologists carefully selects grapes according to their aromatic qualities given by sun exposure, climate, soil and age of the vines. The pruning, lead removal, irrigation and thinning happens under the most delicate procedures selecting only the best grapes. Afterwards, the grapes are poured into large stainless steel tanks for 7 days to increase the temperature and begin the fermentation process.
After fermentation, the Carménére Grand Reserve is placed in 225L French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation takes place. For a period of 12 months, the wine will go through a maturing and stabilization process. The process is completed when it is bottled and stored in a cellar under a temperature controlled environment for 6 months.
The main fermentation evolves at a controlled temperature of 24c - 30c for a period of time until the density level indicates the complete fermentation of sugars. Fermentation takes place in small tanks of 5,000 liters.
SRP: $18 Bottle / $216 Case