Thursday, 8 May 2008

TN : Quinta Generacion 2004, Red Wine, Colchagua Valley, Vina Casa Silva, Chile

This wine is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Carmenere, 15% Shiraz, and 5% Petit Verdot. All the grapes came from the Colchagua Valley. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Petit Verdot were from Los Lingues Estate at the foot of the Andes Mountains and the Syrah from Lolol Estate within a stone´s throw of the Pacific Ocean.

The grapes underwent hand selection prior and post-destemming and, depending on the variety,
pre-fermentive maceration for 6 to 8 days at 6 degrees, alcoholic fermentation for 15 to 17 days at 27 to 30 degrees, post fermentation maceration for up to 15 days. The wine as then run off and underwent malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. The result was aged in new French oak barrels for 13 months.

The wine was imported into Sweden by Tegner Hermansson.

Colour : Deep dark cassis

Aroma : Blackcurrant, mint, toast, green pepper

Taste : Concentrated, blackcurrant and mint and spice upfront, toasted oak and obtrusive green pepper on finish

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 169 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : Vina Casa Silva
Website : Tegner Hermansson

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