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LOBO CARMENERE, 2018

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Chile
Wine
Red
Carménère
COLCHAGUA VALLEY
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vineyard Vineyard
  • Organic / Biodynamic (uncertified)
  • Soil type: Clay, Quartz
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: 58 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Fined
  • Filtering: Unfiltered
  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Alcohol: tbc
  • Residual sugar: <1 g/L
  • Vessel type: Stainless Steel

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Alcohol: 12.5% Suitable for vegetarians, not vegans - Eggs used Human scale wine. Manual harvested • Destemmed • Ecotank for fermentation, • Malolactic fermentation in used barrels (American and French oak), • 6 months in used barrels after malolactic (American and French Oak 225lt, 5-10 years) • Indigenous yeast • No controlled fermentation

Natural decantation by gravity.

Twenty years old, the vineyard lies on clayey, quartz-laden soil. Located at a 30-km straight shot from the Pacific Coast, the vineyard is nestled in a warm, temperate climate where the dry season lasts six to eight months out of the year. Daily temperature differences can be up to 20 degrees, fostering maturation and the sugar concentration. During the summer months, temperatures can range from 30°C to 10°C.

Color: Reddish purple with violet hues. Aroma: Te nose reveals a hint of herbal undertones and a strong scent of ripe, macerated cherries gently followed by a trace of green pepper with a chocolate touch. Taste: Marked acidity and smooth tannins, fruity, with a bitter chocolate finish. Pairing: Fatty, seasoned fish, ripe cheese, farmhouse sausages, game meat. Recommendation: Serve at 18°C.
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The main varietal of our vineyard is the carignan whose feet were planted in the 1940s and 1950s in the Villalobos family estate, located in Lolol, in the Colchagua valley and which is a characteristic land of the non-seaside area. irrigated with hot days accompanied by short, cool nights in the summer. These vines have never been treated in a traditional way, however they have evolved rather wild and free, without being subjected even to the size or the use of chemicals. During the last sixty years the vine has grown among the original flora of this terroir composed of native trees such as maitenes, culenes, hawthorns and mulberry trees, among others. It is the constant quest to obtain a unique wine thanks to the first qualities of the Carignan grape variety, a rare variety on the national territory that gave birth to the Villalobos winery. This one takes its meaning in the heart of Enrique Villalobos’ sculpture workshop in the Valley of Artists. The art of carving as well as the art of wine making evoke a union in the process of creation itself. Both rely on the transformation of matter made available by nature so that the artist can model it into a unique and unique work. It is in this context that this vineyard decides to move away from the traditional modes of intensive exploitation of monocultures. Our goal is to produce vintages that reflect the specific climatic conditions of the year and reflect their particularities. We will thus benefit from the unique, organic and wild quality of our vines that favor a harvest of grapes whose flavors and aromas are in harmony with those of the Chilean countryside. On the other hand, our philosophy is based on the unconditional respect of the environment and especially of the soil where our grapes are produced. For that, the steps of handling of the vine are carried out with the help of the horses as well as traditional tools which make it possible to regulate the vegetation. The harvest is done by hand, in the middle of brambles, wild roses and maitenes, difficult and laborious task because of the specific situation of these vines. Instead of filtering the wine through filtering soil, it is decanted several times. In addition, the pressing process is replaced by a decantation system of the wine flower, itself based on the law of gravity. The vinification is done naturally and the wine finishes its maturation in French oak barrels. This allows the production of a wine whose production is controlled and limited edition, but whose production conditions are unique and deserve to be appreciated in all their aspects.
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