Casas del Bosque Reserva Carmenere 2015
90 pts James Suckling
A juicy and fruity wine yet reserved and firm. Tar and licorice. Medium body, firm tannins. Clean finish. Subtle carmenere. Drink now.
After being hand harvested the grapes were then crushed and destemmed to stainless steel tanks. The must was then warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts and fermented during 12 days with temperatures peaking at 33ºC/91ºF. Following the completion of fermentation the must was subjected to an additional 5 days of post fermentation maceration (to give a total of 17 days total skin contact). The wine was then pressed off skins and put to French oak barrels for 10 months during which time it was racked twice: once in the spring when it was first sulphured (following the completion of malolactic fermentation) and then once again shortly before bottling.