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Chilean Carmenere

Cellar Craft International
Showcase Collection

Kit Time:  6 weeks

Kit Size:  18 liters

Stock Code:  CF3548

Description:  Cellar Craft's medal-winning 2005 Limited Release Carmenere created nothing but enthusiastic comment. Now Carmenere is back but with grapes from what has become the new, premiere region in Chile. Multi-flavored Carmenere from Colchagua shows best when processed with extended oak contact. Again we utilize our break-through, two-stage oaking system. Hungarian oak shavings are introduced at the start of fermentation, then lightly toasted Hungarian oak cubes are used for further extraction during the post-fermentation stage. The oaks together add surprisingly soft tannins, subtle toast and vanilla which provide a terrific back-drop to the aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, tropical fruit, and spice from the grapes. With age, notes of coffee, mocha, and tobacco can be expected along with a mineral tang that forms as part of the lengthy finish. The wine is medium to full-bodied with bright ruby color. Its charm will begin to show after six months of cellaring, and it should continue to develop for at least two years.
Price:   $169.82
Status:  In Stock

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