Carmenere Gran Reserva

Viña Los Vascos
In the land of Los Vascos, cultivation is at our heart; cultivating not only vineyards but our dream to transform our vast land into a fruitful eco-system producing the most elegant Chilean wines. We are free spirited but remember our heritage. Our holistic approach encompasses and protects all - from our short-legged sheep clearing weeds without devouring precious grapes to our artisans honing hand-made knives to carefully tend the vines. We embody the Chilean paradox, meticulous in our work, easy going and warm in our personality. We are independent yet proud to cultivate our community because we are stronger and happier together.

The vintage
An early harvest driven primarily by the weather, among other factors, was the signature of a season that started with a warm winter, had little precipitation and saw only a few days with below zero temperatures. Spring had two frost episodes that burned some bunches and buds and led to natural thinning of the fruit, which in turn allowed for greater concentration and enhanced the quality of the berries. Despite these two days of frost, temperatures continued to rise in spring and especially in summer, some days reaching and even exceeding 37°C in the shade, while the rain remained absent. Consequently, the harvest took place some 20 days before the usual date. For the 2020 vintage, the grapes used for this wine were harvested towards the end of March.
Varietals
Carménère : 100%

Tasting notes
Deep color with a ruby touch.
On the nose, the wine is balanced and complex with several levels of aromas. Black fruits such as blackberries or ripe plums, toasted notes of nutmeg, graphite and the classic roasted red pepper typical of the variety.
On the palate, this vintage is slightly different from the classic Peralillo Carmenere. On the one hand, it has better acidity, a balanced sucrosity, and on the other hand, the tannins are more present, which translates into a juicier wine.
A Carmenere with great complexity on the nose, a young but balanced palate and a pleasant finish.