The Valle Central wine region of Chile is home to Miguel Torres' Santa Digna Carmenère Gran Reserva grape variety.
The rich red colour of this wine is reminiscent of juicy cherries. The expressive bouquet reveals intense aromas of dark berries - especially blackberry and blackcurrant. This is accompanied by fine, balsamic notes, subtle hints of eucalyptus and a hint of mandarin. The palate is dominated by the elegant dark fruit. The sweet tannins are accompanied by spicy notes of black pepper and some liquorice. Thanks to the wood finish, this Chilean red wine still has delicate toast nuances. The body is wonderfully dense with a velvety texture that accompanies in the long reverberation.
In Chile, the crossroads that marked the transition from urban to rural areas were called Santa Digna. They acted as a kind of boundary stone that represented the symbol of growth and prosperity and promised all protection that moved from one area to another.
Vinification of Santa Digna Carmenère Gran Reserva
The Carmenère grapes will be harvested from mid-April in the vineyards of Valle Central. After the temperature-controlled fermentation (approx. 28 degrees Celsius) of 7 days, the mash remains on the berry skins for another month. Wood ageing for this wine is carried out in Nevers oak barrels for a total of 12 months. After that, this wine rests on the bottle for another 3 months.
Food recommendation for the Miguel Torres Gran Reserva Carmenère Santa Digna
Enjoy this dry red wine from Chile with spicy meat dishes - especially game and red meat from the grill - or with smoked sausage specialities.
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|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Region:||Valle Central (CL)|
|Occasion & Theme:||family event , barbecue , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , Cooking with Friends , Romantic Dinner , Father's Day|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Organic, vegan, etc.:||Fairtrade|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||12|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||Blackberry , Grapefruit , Forest floor , Vanilla|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||velvety , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||Overseas , classic|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , Bright and hearty dishes|
|Glass recommendation:||Red wine glass|
|Bottle design & equipment:||Bordeaux bottle , modern|
|Bottle size in l:||0,75|
|Alcohol % ABV:||13,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Wein Service Bonn GmbH - DE-ÖKO-005 - Königswinterer Str. 552 - 53227 Bonn - Deutschland|