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Viña Requingua Toro de Piedra Gran Reserva Carménère - Cabernet Sauvignon

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A wonderful Gran Reserva from the Curicό Valley. This is a complex, intense and serious wine full of dark fruits and spices.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
60% Carménère, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Chile
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2020
Closure Type:
Cork
£14.99
 

Viña Requingua

Santiago Achurra Larraín founded the winery in 1961 and, alongside new generations of the Achurra family, he has grown the winery to be amongst Chile’s top 20 producers. The Vineyards are located in the Curicó Valley, where a mild Mediterranean-type climate and varied soils offer superb conditions for growing numerous varieties. Long, dry summers with radiant days and cool nights help grapes attain their maximum potential for colour, aroma and flavour. Winemaking is led by Benoit Fitte, who left his native France to join the winery in 2001. Accolades include IWSC Gold for ‘Potro de Piedra’, Silver for ‘Toro de Piedra Carmenere-Cab. Sav.’ and ‘Puerto Viejo Cabernet Sauvignon’. Recently the ‘Toro de Piedra Late Harvest’ received a ‘Silver’ at Decanter

Tasting Notes

This is a complex and serious wine. The nose shows dark fruits, a mixture of spices and some leather. Firm tannins support flavours of bitter chocolate, roasting coffee and dark intense fruits. The wine is beautifully structured and shows a wonderful intense concentration of fruit.

Food Matches

Serve with grilled meats or rich stews.