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Unreputed as a noble variety and only esteemed fine enough to be blended, François was convinced of Carmenere's potential for finesse and complexity. Alka is the fruit of this quest. Alka (the Araucano word for the French national emblem, the cockerel) is one of the rare 100% Carmenere wines and serves as proof of this grape variety's nobility.
  • Variety

    100% Carmenere

  • Location

    50% terroir of Lolol and 50% terroir of Apalta.

  • Tasting notes

    Dark cherry red colour, bright and very deep.
    The nose is intense and complex. Shows hints of dark fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry) well mixed with notes of eucalyptus and spice such as black pepper and cinnamon.
    On the palate, this unique wine shows a powerful structure with unctuous tannins that reflect the perfect ripeness of the grape. The backbone, well balanced by the acidity, gives a long and complex finish, with aromas of plum marmelade mixed with spices.

  • The Vintage

    The wine-growing season began with the most severe frosts seen in Chile since 1929. Despite our well-protected location in Lolol, we did suffer some damage, and yields were lower than usual, especially for the whites.
    The beginning of the summer was fairly hot, until mid-January. After that it remained very dry, but was considerably cooler (especially at night). What should have been an early year ended up being just as late as 2013.

  • Suggestions

    Grilles meats (steak, pork chops,...), rack of lamb with herbs.

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Objet : Alka 2014
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