2014 Carmenere

Background

Named after the river which runs through our certified sustainable vineyards.

Certified Sustainable

Tinga Rio Reserve wines have always been farmed sustainably. Our early motivation in using these green practices was easy: Sustainable grapes yield the cleanest and more pure varietals.

Notes from the Winemaker

A very intense dark red. On the nose, grilled red pepper with a hint of clove. It has a velvety texture with notes of blackberries and menthol on the palate.

Composition

Harvest: By hand
Vintage: April, 2014
Appellation: Colchagua Valley
Age of the Vines: 22 years
Yield: 4.5 tons per acre
Production: 1,500 cases
Malolactic: Yes
Total Acidity: 4.8 g/L
Maceration: 72 hours pre-fermentation at 50F
Fermentation: Selected yeast, 65-75F, 10 days
Aging: 6-8 months in French and American oak, plus a minimum of 3 months in the bottle
Alcohol: 13.6%
pH: 3.70

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