Carmenere La Playa 2018
£13.95 per bottle
Deep ruby in colour this is Chile`s signature red grape varietal. Deliciously intense with hints of blackcurrants, chocolate, coffee and spicy pepper aromas. Medium bodied on the palate with velvety smooth fresh berry fruit flavours. The wine is lightly oaked to give body, toasted notes and sweet spices such as cinnamon and vanilla on the finish.
Perfect with spicy foods, such as Thai, Indian and some Japanese cuisine.
The Colchagua Valley is a three hour drive south of Santiago and home to many of Chile`s finest wineries. The region is influenced by the coastal maritime breezes and micro climate affected by Lake Rapel. The Andes mountains which dominate the country tower over the valley in the distance and are the water source used to irrigate the vines. The region is renowned for many of the finest Merlots, Cabernets and Carmenère.
The Viña La Playa estate occupies some of Colchagua Valley`s most desirable acreage benefitting from its own unique micro-climate due to the Tinguirrica and Limarí rivers which run through the vineyards. Comprising 600 acres and a $10 million state of the art winery, this excellent producer is owned by the Sutil family who make superb modern fruit-driven wines from grapes sourced entirely from the estate. Exciting new vineyard development in the coastal Limari Valley, north of Santiago, is starting to produce some outstanding cool climate varietals. Viña La Playa is passionate about creating high quality, fruit-driven wines whilst remaining committed to the environment.