Vina Von Siebenthal Carmenere
This organically grown, single vineyard Carmenere is an intense and complex wine with aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants intermingled with notes of cedar, tobacco and roasted hazelnuts.
A sweet, concentrated and full-bodied beginning is balanced with soft tannins and a long elegant finish. Perfect with roasted red meats and game dishes.
For over two decades, Mauro von Siebenthal, a Swiss lawyer and wine aficionado, had a dream. In 1998, with the financial support of four friends, Viña von Siebenthal finally became a reality.
Its harmonious philosophy has produced an extremely elegant wine which eloquently expresses the extraordinary characteristic of the Valle de Aconcagua terroir. The vines are cultivated using organic farming principles and careful respect for the environment.
Carmenere is a dark-skinned grape variety originally from the vineyards of Bordeaux, and which has found a particularly suitable home in Chile. A late-ripening variety, Carmenere needs high levels of sunshine and a warm summer to reach its potential, but in the right environment it can produce fine, deeply colored red wines, with the attractive meaty plumpness of Merlot and the gently herbaceous, cedary notes of Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Aconcagua Valley is a wine-producing region of Chile, located 60 miles (100km) north of the capital, Santiago. It was long thought that this hot, dry valley was not suitable for growing wine grapes – the Chilean wine pioneer Don Maximiano Errazuriz was ridiculed when he planted his first vines here – but the quality of the region’s modern-day Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot has robustly reversed this opinion.
Chile is one of South America’s most important wine-producing countries. Occupying a thin strip down the western coast of the continent, it is home to a wide range of terroirs, leading some commentators to describe the country as a “winegrower’s paradise”.
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