Carta Vieja - Loncomilla Valley, Merlot
Ref : 351956
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 6.90 € / liter
1 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level Peut être conservé
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- White meat
- Soft cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Its dark ruby color with violine highlights announces a fresh nose of red fruits and cassis coulis with brioche and wooded aromas. The palate is big, round, characterized by sweet spices with a finish on velvety and ripe tannins.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
The Bordeaux wine region had a major impact on the Chilean wine industry. It partly explains the high percentage of cabernet sauvignon and merlot grape varieties in their wines.
Domain and appellation
Produced in the Loncomilla valley, the Carta Vieja wines belong to the Pedregal domain and carry the savoir-faire of a spanish family who migrated to Chile in 1825 with only vines for luggages.
- Terroir: The vineyards lay on a fertile soil of clay and sand containing humus.
- Viticulture: Carta Vieja sources its grapes from its youngest vineyards.
- Vinification: The grapes macerate for a total of 15 days with 3 days of cold skin contact and pumpover operations. The wines then ferment at a temperature of 20°/25° C.
- Merlot : 100%