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TerraPura Reserva Carmenere 2019


This wine displays a bright ruby-red color with itense and expressive aromas of strawberries, blueberries, and a bit of black pepper. The palate is smooth with sweet tannins and a long, pleasing finish with an elegant touch of oak. 

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes for this single-vineyard wine come from Colchagua Valley, which is a warm zone that encourages good ripening and fruit concentration in this variety. They are hand-picked between the beginning and middle of May, crushed and undergo cold maceration for five days at 50 F (10 C). Fermentation takes place at controlled temperatures (82.4 - 84.2 F (28-29 C) in stainless steel tanks during eight days, where the wine is given daily gentle pumping over with air. After alcoholic fermentation, eight days of maceration takes place (post-fermentative). The wine remains in tanks for six months in contact with medium-to-high-toast French and American oak, which balances the spicy notes in the wine. 

Interesting Fact
The Terra Pura illustration on the label seeks to convey the importance of maintaining the ecosystem in which humans, plants and animals coexist. The trumpets/speakers at the apex of the illustration represent the importance of listening to what nature has to tell us.

Serving Hints
Terra Pura Carmenere pairs with a broad range of dishes such as spicy foods, pastas with red sauce, and red or white meats.

PRODUCER: Terra Pura
REGION: Curico Valley
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Carmenere
pH: 3.75
ALCOHOL: 13.5%

Press Highlights

2008: Wine Advocate, Oct. 2010
2008: 'Very Good' - Ken's Wine Guide, Nov. 2009

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