Villalobos Lobo Carmenere 2020, The Wild Vineyard

£12.00

Villalobos Lobo Carmenere 2020, The Wild Vineyard

The Villalobos family estate is located close to the village of Ranguili in Chile’s Colchagua Valley.  Vineyareds are left to grow naturally and the wines echo with their sense of place.

Medium bodied,  a vibrant purple colour with a nose full with herbal undertones and ripe macerated cherries The palate lush with cherry and balanced with typical green pepper and dark chocolate notes. Refreshing acidity and smooth tannins, leaving a fruity and bitter chocolate finish.

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Villalobos Lobo Carmenere 2020, The Wild Vineyard

Country: Chile

Region: Colchagua Valley 

Grape: Carmenere

Volume: 75cl

ABV: 12.5%

Vintage: 2020

Suitable for Vegans: Yes

Food pairing: Great with a North African spiced beef and apricot casserole, chargrilled meats with chimichurri, or cassoulet, ox tongue with lentils and salsa verde.

The Villalobos family estate is located close to the village of Ranguili in Chile’s Colchagua Valley. The region is noted for its dry summer days and cooler nights. 

Trained on espalier, the vines at this 20-year old vineyard grow in quartz-laden clayey soil in the Lolol micro-terroir—a typical subsector in the Colchagua Valley coastal dry farmland region lying 30 km from the Pacific coast at 100 meters above sea level.

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, which fosters ripening and sugar concentration. Temperatures in the summer months can range from 30°C to 10°C.

Grapes are hand-harvested. Fermented spontaneously using native yeast in stainless-steel tanks. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation at spring temperatures in stainless-steel tanks. Unfiltered, unfined. Unpressed and settled by gravity.

The vinyards are left to grow wild. As a result native Chilean flora such as rose bushes, pine trees and blackberry bushes thrive amongst the vines. All processes connected with the vineyard are biodynamic: The soil is ploughed by horse and only natural ’tisanes’ are used to keep the weeds under control. 

Cherry aromas and flavours, balanced with green pepper and dark chocolate notes. Refreshing acidity and smooth tannins, leaving a fruity and bitter chocolate finish.

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