Perez Cruz Carmenere "Limited Edition" Valle del Maipo, Chile 2013
Maipo Valley, Chile's "Wine Country," is at the base of The Andes. Carmenere was widely planted in the Medoc (Bordeaux), but now Carmenere grows almost exclusively in Chile.The vineyard is 1700 feet high, not far from Santiago. Low yields (2.5 tons/acre). Concentrated dark berry fruit with black olive, pipe tobacco, cocoa powder, tarragon and dark earth. Soft tannins, medium acidity. Great example of Carmenere. 7% Syrah.