Carmenere Pacha Reserva Especial 2018 – Vina Marty
In the glass the wine is deep ruby red with a purple hues.
The Bouquet aroma is very complex with sweet fruit flavours of black fruits such as cherries, blackberries and dried prunes.The vanilla, cloves and coffee are perfectly combined in the palate. It is a full bodied wine, with great structure, a balanced acidity, round and silky tannins. It is an amazing example of how a winemaker can make great wines. Another gem by Mr Marty.
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Tradition and French experience with Chile’s best terroirs: Viña Marty was created in 2008. This project began with Pascal’s vision to produce bring high quality wines to all consumers’ tastes. Today the vineyard is directed by Pascal, Owner and Winemaker together with key partners. The wines represent the synthesis of a life in the wine industry. From Chateau Mouton Rothschild to Opus One and Almaviva, Pascal Marty combines all his experience gained in France, California, Chile, and in the most prestigious wine regions of the world, to create wines with soul and history.
Carmenere is a red grape originally from the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. The grape was favored in Bordeaux in the early 18th century, though today it is nearly extinct there and is much more popular in Chile, where it undoubtedly produces the best wines.
Carmenere can produce full-bodied wines with a deep red color and aromas of black fruit, bell pepper, spice, subtle herbs and berries. Its tannins are softer, resulting in wines that are often more readily accessible when young as opposed to other red cultivars like Cabernet Sauvignon. While there are many single-variety expressions, it is also commonly used in blends.
The grape was likely introduced to Chile from Bordeaux in the late 19th century, though it was not until 1994 that it was correctly identified—until then, it had been mistaken for Merlot. Its key regions are in Aconcagua and the Central Valley, especially within Colchagua Valley. Carmenere has become a national specialty and a point of pride for many Chilean wine producers.
Today, there are Carmenere wines made in Italy and China as well as Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, France, New Zealand and the United States. In the Italian regions of Trentino and Lombardia, varietal wines are produced under the local name Carmenero.