Truly old vine (60-100 years old) Carignan from Chile, the Terranoble Gran Reserva Carignan.
100% Carignan from vines 60 to 100 years old in the Cauquenes Vineyard in Melozal, Maule, Chile. The wine is aged for 12 months in 2-3 year old 225L French barriques plus at least another 6 months in bottle before release. It has just 2.8 g/L of residual sugar.
Sample submitted for review. The Terranoble Gran Reserva Carignan has an SRP of around $22 and is available for as low as $15. It is imported by Winebow Imports.
From the bottle:
In the coastal range of Maule a witness of history is reborn: grown by small farmers in ancient dry farmed vineyards that preserve the tradition and culture of their origin; Carignan expresses its character with strength, freshness and intensity, result of passion and care for details.
I love unique finds like this - old vines from an under-appreciated grape from an unexpected place. Let's check it out!
The 2019 Terranoble Gran Reserva Carignan opens with a wonderful aroma of black cherry, varied floral notes, some graphite minerality, a touch of spice and a nutty note.
The wine tastes fresh and juicy with all the notes from the nose combining harmoniously in the mouth plus some added berry notes. Balanced, structured and delicious, this is a tasty find. It goes great with lots of different foods too.
The touch of minerality from the nose returns on the long, dry finish. What a unique and lovely wine!
2019 Terranoble Gran Reserva Carignan
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