In Situ Carmenere Reserva 2018
Allergens: Sulphites, Egg, Milk
Soft and ripe tannins give a silky texture to this round and elegant wine.
In Situ Carmenere is produced with grapes grown on the slopes of Paidahuen (940 m a.s.l.). Hillside vine cultivation offers rocky soil, low fertility and special solar exposure that favour the accumulation and ripening of tannins. Moreover, the cool, night breezes that descend from the Andes Mountains create an exceptional temperature variation, producing the complexity and elegance that distinguish Aconcagua Valley wines.
Hand-picked and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel (28§C), it was macerated for 18 days and then aged in 70% French and 30% American 225-litre oak barrels for 12 months. After the bottling this wine was aged for at least 3 additional months before release.
Intense red in colour with violet highlights. Aromas of red fruit, spices, smoke and forest tones lead to a palate that's soft and fruity with ripe tannins, a silky texture and great elegance.
In 1974, Jos‚ Vicente bought the two estates Paidahuen and La Florida for the cultivation of wine-producing grapes. Jos‚ and his son Horacio, a Bordeaux trained
winemaker, founded Vi¤a San Esteban to produce quality Aconcagua Valley wines. Throughout his career Horacio Vicente has worked in France, at Chƒteau Mouton
Rothschild and Chƒteau Olivier, and in the United States at Chalone Vineyard, one of the first boutique wineries in California.
Beef, Casserole, Steak
Aconcagua Valley, Chile
Vina San Esteban