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Viña Chocalán Carménère 2008

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The Chocalan estate vineyard is planted on steep slopes and in the piedmont of the Maipo Valley, near parks and lakes in the Metropolitan Region Melipilla province. "Chocalán" is pronounced "Sho-kaw-lann", it means "yellow Blossom", name given to the area by ancient aboriginal tribes, as the yellow blossoms grow wild there. These untouched 340 hectares of countryside benefit from a unique microclimate made up of contrasting luminosity, altitude, Pacific influence, varied soil types and sharp temperature fluctuations. Paired with masterful winemaking and careful nurturing for each vine, these are the ingredients of the winery's success. This wine is a deep ruby red color. The wine shows a layer of spices and damp earth guiding mixed red berries, and touch of vanilla and coffee. Medium bodied in mouth, the Carmenère Selection 2008 has a real character.

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Viña Chocálan:
Our estate vineyard is planted on steep slopes and in the piedmont of the Maipo Valley, near parks and lakes in the Metropolitan Region Melipilla province. "Chocalán"is pronounced "Sho-kaw-lann", it means "yellow Blossom", name given to the area by ancient aboriginal tribes, as the yellow blossoms grow wild there. The circular "Origin" icon, our mark of excellence, reflects the importance acc... Read more
Our estate vineyard is planted on steep slopes and in the piedmont of the Maipo Valley, near parks and lakes in the Metropolitan Region Melipilla province. "Chocalán"is pronounced "Sho-kaw-lann", it means "yellow Blossom", name given to the area by ancient aboriginal tribes, as the yellow blossoms grow wild there. The circular "Origin" icon, our mark of excellence, reflects the importance accorded to the foundation of our wines: an estate vineyard selected for the quality of its privileged terroir. Viña Chocalán produces aromatic, juicy and flavorful wines, an authentic expression of the fruit and terroir. Nurtured from the grape to the glass, our wines are a cherished family treasure. After being involved during numerous years in successful agricultural and manufacturing ventures, our family was inspired to set up its own wine project in a stretch of pristine land wedged between the Andes and Coastal mountain ranges, 5 kilometers from the town of Melipilla. These untouched 340 hectares of countryside benefit from a unique microclimate made up of contrasting luminosity, altitude, Pacific influence, varied soil types and sharp temperature fluctuations. Paired with masterful winemaking and careful nurturing for each vine, these are the ingredients of our winery's success. We welcome you to our Website and invite you on this tour of our estate vineyard and winery. Please reserve your visit. Read less

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Snooth User: Yummyredwine
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5.00 5
02/23/2010

We enjoyed 2 bottles of this smooth and satisfying wine. We were looking for a nice bottle of red to compliment our filet mignon at Capital Grille and the waiter suggested it. We were extremely happy with the flavors.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/16/2009

Carmenère is a grape that originated in Bordeaux but is rarely planted today - except in Chile, where it seems to have found its niche. The resulting wines are fabulous: for proof, try this dark, full-bodied, and delicious everyday red.



The Chocalan estate vineyard is planted on steep slopes and in the piedmont of the Maipo Valley, near parks and lakes in the Metropolitan Region Melipilla province. "Chocalán" is pronounced "Sho-kaw-lann", it means "yellow Blossom", name given to the area by ancient aboriginal tribes, as the yellow blossoms grow wild there. These untouched 340 hectares of countryside benefit from a unique microclimate made up of contrasting luminosity, altitude, Pacific influence, varied soil types and sharp temperature fluctuations. Paired with masterful winemaking and careful nurturing for each vine, these are the ingredients of the winery's success. This wine is a deep ruby red color. The wine shows a layer of spices and damp earth guiding mixed red berries, and touch of vanilla and coffee. Medium bodied in mouth, the Carmenère Selection 2008 has a real character.

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