Oveja Negra Cabernet Franc Carmenere 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

The valley features tremendous geographic diversity and a Mediterranean climate with well-defined seasons, including a warm, dry summer with a significant difference between daytime and night time temperatures and a cold, rainy winter.

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External Reviews for Oveja Negra Cabernet Franc Carmenere

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/08/2010

Our Oveja Negra Reserva Cabernet Franc Carmenère comes from the Maule Valley, 260 km (162 mi) south of Santiago. The valley features tremendous geographic diversity and a Mediterranean climate with well-defined seasons, including a warm, dry summer with a significant difference between daytime and night time temperatures and a cold, rainy winter. The average annual precipitation in the valley is 670-700 mm (26-28 in) and occurs primarily in the winter, which ultimately results in greater concentration in the wines. The lack of rain throughout the rest of the year encourages the control of plant vigor, keeps the grape berries small, and helps the bunches ripen uniformly. The vertically positioned Cabernet Franc and Carmenère vines come from our La Esperanza vineyard. They were planted 9 years ago at a densit y of 1.5 x 2.2 m. Canopy management begins in early December for Cabernet Franc with a superficial deleafing of the basal shoots exposed to the morning sun. Carmenère, on the other hand, receives 2 deleafings during the season. The first takes place during the last week of December on the shoots exposed to the morning sun, and the second in late March on the shoots exposed to the afternoon sun. Both varieties present a naturally balanced yield of 8-10 tons per hectare, and therefore no cluster thinning was necessary. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Carmenere Climate: Warm Mediterranean, with extended dry summers and cold, rainy winters. Soils: Young alluvial soils in evolution, in low position and moderate fertility derived from conglomerates, breccia, tuff, and volcanic ash. Most of the soils are loam to clay-loam in texture. Alcohol: 14.1% Sugar: 3.8g/l Harvest: Cabernet Sauvignon: April 29 Syrah: April 22 Climatic Data: Average maximum temperature (October -April ): 26.66°C (80°F) Average minimum temperature (October -April ): 9.92°C (50°F) Average Daily Temperature Oscillation (October -April ): 16.74°C (63°F) Average Rainfall Winter (Mayo-Agosto ): 346.2 mm (13.6 in) Annual Rainfall : 460.5 mm (18.11 in)


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
06/27/2010

Our 2008 Oveja Negra Reserva Cabernet Franc Carmenère comes from the Maule Valley, 260 km (162 mi) south of Santiago. The valley features tremendous geographic diversity and a Mediterranean climate with well-defined seasons, including a warm, dry summer with a significant difference between daytime and night time temperatures and a cold, rainy winter. The average annual precipitation in the valley is 670-700 mm (26-28 in) and occurs primarily in the winter, which ultimately results in greater concentration in the wines. The lack of rain throughout the rest of the year encourages the control of plant vigor, keeps the grape berries small, and helps the bunches ripen uniformly.The vertically positioned Cabernet Franc and Carmenère vines come from our La Esperanza vineyard. They were planted 9 years ago at a densit y of 1.5 x 2.2 m. Canopy management begins in early December for Cabernet Franc with a superficial deleafing of the basal shoots exposed to the morning sun. C...


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/09/2012

BRONZE MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/09/2012

BRONZE MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards The Oveja Negra Reserva Cabernet Franc Carmenère comes from the Maule Valley, Chile, 260 km south of Santiago. The valley features tremendous geographic diversity and a Mediterranean climate with well-defined seasons, including a warm, dry summer with a significant difference between daytime and night time temperatures and a cold, rainy winter. Both red grape varieties present a naturally balanced yield of 8-10 tons per hectare, and therefore no cluster thinning was necessary. Grapes : 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Carmenere Region : Chile / Maule Valley Maker : Edgard Carter Notes : Fabulous aromas of red and black fruits like blueberry, cassis, prunes and plums with a touch of spice and black pepper, smoothly entwined with a touch of oak. Serve : Serve with beef casserole, game or lightly spiced lamb curries ABV : 13.5% Suitable for Vegetarians



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Tasting Notes:

Fabulous aromas of red and black fruits like blueberry, cassis, prunes and plums with a touch of spice and black pepper, smoothly entwined with a touch of oak.

The valley features tremendous geographic diversity and a Mediterranean climate with well-defined seasons, including a warm, dry summer with a significant difference between daytime and night time temperatures and a cold, rainy winter.

Dietary Information: All-Natural

Closure: Stelvin

Aged 10 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.70
Sugar: 2.50 grams per liter Total Acidity: 4.90 grams per liter

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