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Toro De Piedra Carmenere

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Estate: Huaquen
Sub-region: Maule Valley
Varieties: Carmenere 60%
Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
Soil: Sandy Loam 
Alcohol: 14%
Total Acidity: 5 g/L
Residual Sugar: 2g/L

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Age of vines: 12 years
Vine management system: Vertical Shoot Positining(VSP)
Density: 5,000 plants/hectare (2,020 plants/acre)
Yield: 10 tons/hectare (4 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Hand picked with double selection in vineyard, in second half of April.

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Moderately warm temperate climate with a Mediterranean rain regime, with moderately warm summer days (influenced by the coastal mountain range) and cool, humid nights.

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These Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes come from the Huaquen estate, where the shallow, reddish-brown loam and clay is sprinkled with gravel from the heavily weathered metamorphic rock beneath.

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Maceration: 20-25 days with cold pre-fermentative maceration for four days at under 10 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit).
Extraction: Traditional pumping-over and punching
Fermentation:  Starts with active dry yeast (Bayanus);
Temperature:  25 to 28 degrees Celsius (77 to 82 Fahrenheit).
Aging: 12 months in French and American oak barrels.

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Appearance: Intense red color with bluish highlights.
Nose: Blackberry, spices, freshly cut wood and cherry liqueur on the nose.
In mouth: Full in mouth, well-structured, with a long finish of toast and brandy
Pairing recommendation: Oxtail in Port sauce.

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