Chono Carmenere 2017/18
Chile`s signature varietal from the Maipo Valley. This wine has great elegance and character. An intense ruby colour with aromas of juicy black fruits and spicy notes on the nose. The palate it is full bodied and well structured with flavours of plums, blackberries, white pepper and a hint of coffee. Twelve months in oak has given this wine gorgeous sweet spice flavours of vanilla and cinnamon. Soft tannins and a nice balanced acidity leads to a long and pleasant finish.
Perfect accompaniment to steak or roasted red meats.
This large region surrounds the city of Santiago and extends from the Andean foothills west to the Pacific coast. Much of the vineyard has been established in the warmer Santiago suburbs and supplied high quality Merlots and Cabernets to the capital. More exciting development is coming from new vineyard plantings in the less accessible coastal land, south of the San Antonio Valley, where coastal fogs prolong ripening and create intense varietal flavours.
Named after the indiginous Chono tribe, who were described by Darwin as ‘one of the bravest native tribes’, they were well known for having a passion for life and for nature. This passion was the inspiration behind Chono which is a project designed to showcase wines expressive of the region where they thrive the best. Created by Alvaro Espinoza in 2004, Chono wines are carefully selected, single vineyard varietals from some unique terroirs in Chile with the aim of producing wines which focus on quality over quantity.