Terrunyo Peumo Vineyard Carmenere 2018
Deep, dark purple. This wine shows intense and pure Carmenere character, with notes of blueberries and wild berries, and hints of cedar and violets. The palate is fresh, fruity, and tasty, with rich acidity and sweet tannins. Its abundant fruit lends a long finish.
Full-flavored, well-seasoned dishes with fresh herbs and a touch of spicy heat. All types of grilled meats with spicy or sweet-and-sour seasoning. Flavorful dishes based on grains, beans, or pasta with body and texture, with or without cheese, such as quiche, risotto, pizza, cannelloni, etc.
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With all the generous red fruit and silky tannins that Peumo can give, this wine is still battling some youthful pyrazines. That makes it a little lean and funky for now. But there’s something dark underneath, a deep fruit presence that should emerge with two or three years in the cellar. This is often one of the great reds of Chile, and well worth patient cellaring.
Inspired by a drive to highlight Chile’s most celebrated terroirs in a collection of varietal wines whose quality and finesse echo that of the world’s finest wines, Terrunyo wines are crafted with a philosophy of terroir in mind. Named for terruño, the Spanish word for terroir, each Terrunyo wine begins with hand-harvested fruit. A micro-climate, the chosen grape stock, a select piece of soil and an expert hand interact, creating perfect harmony and delivering unrivaled quality.
Well-regarded for intense and exceptionally high quality red wines, the Colchagua Valley is situated in the southern part of Chile’s Rapel Valley, with many of the best vineyards lying in the foothills of the Coastal Range.
Heavy French investment and cutting-edge technology in both the vineyard and the winery has been a boon to the local viticultural industry, which already laid claim to ancient vines and a textbook Mediterranean climate.
The warm, dry growing season in the Colchagua Valley favors robust reds made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Malbec and Syrah—in fact, some of Chile’s very best are made here. A small amount of good white wine is produced from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Dark, full-bodied and herbaceous with a spicy kick, Carménère found great success with its move to Chile in the mid-19th century. However, the variety went a bit undercover until 1994 when many plantings previously thought to be Merlot, were profiled as Carménère. Somm Secret— Carménère is both a progeny and a great-grandchild of the similarly flavored Cabernet Franc.