Fitz Roy 2018 Carmenere
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
- Fitz Roy is a collaboration between Elixir and France’s famed Lurton brothers with the intention of bringing you hand crafted, terroir driven, sustainably
farmed Chilean varietal wine with unbelievable pricing.
- Named after the highest mountain in Patagonia, whose granite flanks stand as a sentinel between Argentina and Chile.
- Wines are produced at the Lurton’s ecological winery just outside the historic village of Lolol with grapes sourced from biodynamic vineyards.
About the Wine
- Carmenere is the darkest and purplest of all red grapes and was once a major blending component in Bordeaux, where locals called it “Grande Vidure.”
- The Colchagua Valley’s climate allows this slow growing/heat loving varietal to fully ripen, expressing the dense, rich character that has made it
Chile’s signature grape.
Vintage: 2018 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Origin: Chile | Appellation: Colchagua Valley
Elaboration: Alluvial granite soils located close to the ocean. Mornings bring fog and mountains bring cold air in evenings. Yields are 50 hl/ha or less. Manual picking in small boxes, double selection, (once in the vineyard and once at the winery) and then grapes chilled before crushing. Maceration on skins 35 days. Aged 10 months in used oak barrels.
Conservation: Drink now through 2020
Winemaker: Francois Lurton
Dark garnet in color, this Carmenere has aromas of black plum, rich soil, toasted vanilla, and licorice. Fruity with dried raspberry, tar, roasted cherry, white pepper, black licorice, and a moderate oakiness. The tannins are soft and silky with a warming medium-length finish.
Production: 2000 cases | Alcohol: 13.5% | TA: 3.23 g/l | Residual Sugar: 5.22g/l | pH: 3.82
Press & Points
2017 – 90-92 Points, Wine X
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