Vina la Rosa `La Capitana` Barrel Reserve Carmenere 2011
Deep purple in colour with a nose of sweet plums, cigar box and spicy blackcurrant. The Cachapoal Valley wine has captivating aromas of dark chocolate and raspberry notes. On the palate it is round and voluptuous with a silky texture, fine tannins and a long finish.
One of Chile's most notable producers who make consistently award winning wine and who are in control of their entire production, from vineyard to bottle. A very proud family who combine a respect for tradition with contemporary wine making techniques.
The Ossa vineyards lie along the banks of the Cachapoal River in the Rapel Valley which crosses the Chilean Coastal Mountain Range. The vineyards 1,500 planted acres are spread out in three smaller valleys known as Peumo, Cornellana and La Palmeria de Cocalan, each known for its individual characteristics - the Peumo plantation contains the oldest vines in the estate, Cornellana has steeply sloping vineyards within a narrow and hidden valley and La Palmeria de Cocalan is where the vineyards share the fields with hundreds of ancient native Chilean palm trees.
This Carmenere is aged in oak, which adds toasty, smoky notes to the plum fruit
Great with a variety of red meat dishes.