Casas del Bosque Reserva Carménère (Rapel) 2022
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Casas del Bosque Reserva Carménère (Rapel) 2022

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About

The Cuneo family, of Italian roots, founded Casas del Bosque in 1993, in the beautiful place in the Casablanca Valley, 70 kilometers from Santiago, the capital of Chile, and 40 kilometers from the port of Valparaiso (UNESCO World Heritage Site). A pre-coastal valley, located in the coastal plain of the region, 18kms. in a straight line from the sea, in Las Dichas sector where we gave life to this wonderful project.  The large and ancient forests of pine and olive trees, and small white adobe houses, gave rise to the name "Casas del Bosque" (Forest Houses).

Most of the fruit is from an area called Almahue, long recognized for the
quality of its Carménère, and part of the famed Peumo sub-appellation.
Crop levels are less than 10 tons per hectare (4.5 tons per acre). Warm
days and cool nights throughout the season. Average temperatures in
summer are 21.8ºC and in winter 10.8ºC. Mean diurnal shifts in March are
17ºC. Yearly rainfall is 315 mm on average, falling mostly between May
and September.  

Upon arrival at the winery all grapes were destemmed and crushed to
stainless steel tanks and inoculated with selected yeasts. Fermentation
occurred quickly; temperatures reached 32ºC. The wine was left to
macerate for an additional 7 days, for added structure and longevity. Half
the resulting wine underwent malolactic in barrels, where it was left to age
for an average time of 6 months. The other half was kept in tanks to
complete malolactic fermentation. 

Style and Values

  • Type:   Bottle
  • Closure:   Screwcap
  • ABV:   14%
  • Country:   Chile
  • Vint:   2022
  • Food Match :   Ideally served at 16-18. Grilled Mediterranean vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchini and eggplant or finally the famous Chilean empanada!
  • Tasting Notes:  

    Deep red with a garnet hue. Aromas reminiscent of black cherries, plums and dry leaves with a hint of green bell pepper are complemented with tertiary notes of chocolate and spice . This Carménère is soft and plump, with supple tannins and good length

  • Grape Types:   Carménère
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