Perez Cruz Carmenére Limited Edition 2019
Perez Cruz Carmenere is one of the finest examples of this superb Chilen grape variety. This Carménere is sourced from their Liguai Estate where the quality of fruit is outstanding. It was thought for many years that Carménere was simply a "Merlot with balls" but this forgotten varietal is now making a huge name for itself. Perez Cruz consistently make wines that punch above their weight in terms of price and value and the Limited Edition Carmenere is no different.
This family owned boutique winery is located in the Alto Maipo region of Chile, boasted as the best region for growing superior Cabernet Sauvignon. The family planted their first vines in 1994 and created their first vintage in 2002. President Andres Perez Cruz has acquired an impressive collection of awards and gold medals starting with their first vintage, and today they are one of Chiles most awarded wineries. Their vineyard is comprised of 250 hectares of vines nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The vines are placed in the best location above sea level for growing grapes. The Mediterranean climate features rainy winters and dry summers result in healthy grapes. Award winning architect Jose Cruz Ovalle designed and built their eco-friendly winery. He used native wood for the roof and stone foundation to pay homage to the Incas and the structures they left behind. The building design allows for the use of natural lighting. The winery uses its environment to promote temperature regulation and free flowing air circulation. This makes Perez Cruz one of the most unique boutique estates in the world.
At Perez Cruz wines, the grapes are handpicked. After being carefully selected, the grapes are gently crushed before being placed into stainless steel tanks. Perez Cruz uses cold maceration to bring out the best qualities from the grapes. After hand pumping over, the juice ferments and is macerated with its skins for 30 days. The wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation and aged in new french oak barrels for a another 16 months prior to bottling.
Every step of the wine making process is carefully thought out at Perez Cruz wines. The grapes are carefully planted in the most sought after areas of the Andes foothills. Each grape is handpicked to ensure only the best go into their wines. The eco-friendly design of their winery features a gravity-flow process with a three million liter capacity. The wines are then left to age in the barrel cellar featuring a capacity of 5,000 barrels. The barrel cellar is designed to take advantage of the below ground conditions, allowing for the temperature and humidity to be controlled naturally. The Perez Cruz Limited Edition Carmenére is sourced from vines with fabulous low yield of only of 5.7 tons per hectre from their superb Liguai Estate.
Complex and elegant. With blackfruits, spice and savoury notes.
Country / Region / Appellation
CL / Maipo / Maipo
Grapes - 100% Carménere
Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes/Yes
Milk/Eggs - No/No
Contains Sulphites - Yes
Organic/Biodynamic - No/No
ABV% - 13.5%