Cordillera Carignan by Miguel Torres

25.00

Miguel Torres Cordillera Carignan is a 100% Carignan, sourced from old, dry vineyard in the Maule Valley. Miguel Torres acquired a small winery in Curicó, in the Chilean central valley, in 1979. It was the first foreign company to back Chilean vineyard production. The excellent climate conditions for cultivating grapevines, with great temperature differences between night and day and lands are free of  the grape phylloxera, have contributed to the fact that sublime wines are being made in lands from where one can view the greatness of the Andes, crowned by snow and a noble beauty. As of 2010 Miguel Torres Chile is directed by Miguel Torres Maczassek, a fifth generation Torres winemaker who moved to Chile with his family in order to maintain the tradition and passion for winemaking that the Torres family has demonstrated for over a hundred years. Some of the Carignan vines in the Maule Valley from which this wine is made are up to 80 years old and are some of the world’s oldest. Opaque, intense ruby red color. Floral and fruit aromas with toasty oak imparted undertones. The palate is big and unfolds beautifully. Here the notes perceived on the nose are complemented by hints of bay leaf and mint. Ideal with patés, duck confit, rice with meat or vegetables, roast or barbecued beef, ragouts and beef stews.

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Highly intense, opaque ruby color
Nose Floral and fruity aroma with underlying toasted notes from the barrel aging
Palate Broad on the palate, with excellent texture. The notes of the aroma are complemented with hints of bay and mint

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Carignan
Alcohol % 14.5%
Style Full Bodied Red
Estate/Producer Miguel Torres
Country Chile
Region Vale Central. Maule Valley
Vintage 2017
Vinification  16 days maceration, followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks and the malolactic fermentation is in French oak barrels, for 10 days at 24°C . Aged for 14 months
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Ready to drink with ageing potential up to 10 years

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