One of the most evocative and beautiful carmenères in Chile, Altos de Piedras grows on deep gravel and clay alongside the river in Isla del Maipo. It’s a sweet spot for the variety, showing off the sleek length of flavor carmenère can achieve, a fresh scent of bergamot, the fruitiness of chocolate and the fruit of forest mushrooms lasting with the supple tannins. This has the stamina of a marathon runner, the focus to age for a decade or more.
De Martino 2018 Maipo Valley Altos de Piedras Carmenère
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