Carménère 2023

Carménère 2023

4/5 Vivino Rating

Grape: Carménère
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2023
Format: 75cl
Classification: IGT Vaucluse
Region: Provence
Country: France

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Description

Region

Wine production in the Luberon region, located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France, has a rich history dating back centuries. The Luberon is known for its stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and its role in producing quality wines, particularly red and rosé wines. 

Terroir

The terroir of Luberon plays a significant role in the flavor and quality of its wines. The region’s hilly terrain and Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters, provide an ideal environment for grape cultivation. The stony soils contribute to the characteristic minerality and complexity of Luberon wines.

Grape

Carménère was historically one of the six red grape varieties allowed in Bordeaux wine blends, alongside Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. It was often used as a blending grape to add color and structure to Bordeaux wines. It is very rare to find a varietal Carménère in France nowadays.

Vineyard

Vines are planted at low density: 4000 per HA on parcels of land of clayey silt terroir, site of an ancient lake, characterized by deep soil where the Carménère can develop without suffering from the high summer temperatures. It gives a rich, but fresh fruity taste of cherry, long lasting flavours, soft and smooth tannins. The grapes are harvested by hand in order to produce the highest quality possible.

Wine

Fermented for 8 days in temperature controlled stainless steel, punching down and pumping over each day. Once fully fermented, the wine is left to macerate for a further 5-6 days before being transferred into stainless steel vats to mature. Intense fruit on the nose. Notes of strawberry and raspberry and ripe plum. Plus hints of liquorice and caramel. Dense and juicy on the palate with mature acidity and fine tannins. Lots of fruit, plum, raspberry and cherry. Long finish with spicy notes.

Ideal drinking temperature 14 °C.

Craziness

Craziness Level - Natural Wines - Unfined - Unfiltered - No Sulfites - Austria - Buy Austrian Natural Wine in Malta