Tabali Micas Carmenere

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Tabali Micas Carmenere

An elegant and intense Carmenère from Cachapoal valley.

Specifications

Country, Region
Chile, Cachapoal Valley
Grape
Carmenere
Vintage
2017
ABV
14%
Food friend
Hearty stews and grilled red meats
Vegan
Vegetarian

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

Intense, deep red colour with violet hues. Very complex and elegant nose, with notes of cloves and other spices, as well as black fruit and a hint of chocolate. The mouth reveals good volume, smooth tannins and a delicious acidity that is in perfect balance with the fruit and French oak. The finish is long, characterful, elegant and very persistent.

Producer details

Established in 2002, Tabalí is a pioneer and iconic winery situated in Limarí, on the edge of the Atacama Desert in one of the northernmost vineyard regions of Chile. They were one of the first wineries to settle in Limarí and their wines faithfully reflect their place of origin in which climate and soils play a fundamental role, and bring out the potential of each of their vineyards. After years of geological research, Tabalí is the only winery that produces wines that cross Chile from east to west in the same valley (D.O.), from their incredibly high and remote site of Roca Madre (second highest vineyard in Chile) in the Andes Mountains' Rio Hurtado area down to their cool climate, 'Camanchaca' fog blanked vineyards by the Pacific Ocean. In their quest for the perfection, they now also have a site in the renowned Cabernet and Merlot region of Maipo Valley. The result is a range of truly distinctive wines with elegance, restraint and minerality which the dynamic team of Felipe Muller (winemaker) and Hector Rojas (viticulturalist) have attributed to their cabinet full of the wine world’s most prestigious trophies. In 2014, Felipe Müller was name 'Chilean Young Winemaker of the Year' and acclaimed for his ability to understand Tabali´s distinctive terroir and use it to create remarkable wines, unique to Chile.

In the vineyard

The Mediterranean climate and the northerly exposure of the vineyard, which receives more hours of sunshine in the summer, mean that the grapes’ physiological and phenolic ripening coincide perfectly at the time of harvesting. This vineyard was planted in 1950, so the vines are now naturally balanced. Tabali therefore have low yields and very concentrated fruit, which result in superbly balanced, high-quality wines. The Mediterranean climate and the northerly exposure of the vineyard, which receives more hours of sunshine in the summer, mean that the grapes’ physiological and phenolic ripening coincide perfectly at the time of harvesting. The grapes were hand-harvested into 20kg-boxes to ensure they were not damaged. They were harvested at the optimum moment of physiological and phenological ripeness, which occurred in the last week of April.

In the winery

Once at the cellar, the clusters were carefully selected and, following destemming, the individual grapes were selected once more. Next the grapes were put into small stainless steel tanks, where they underwent a cold maceration for seven days to aid with colour extraction. Then the fermentation took place, with temperature control being ensured throughout. After fermentation, the wine remained in contact with the skins for a further 15 days to make it more rounded in the mouth. It was then aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.

Food Recommendations

Great with hearty stews and grilled red meats or a warm and crispy empanada.

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