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Viña Falernia Carménère Reserva 2009

External Review by Great Wines Direct:

Elegant black pepper and floral aromas, medium-full bodied with very soft tannins and good balance.At a time when Elqui was better known for distilling Pisco and for growing other fruit, Falernia was a true pioneer, led by cousins Aldo Olivier Gramola (who also makes Pisco) and Trentino winemaker Giorgio Flessati. This Italian-inspired revolution has seen the planting of a 320-hectare estate on four sites along the valley, from the sometimes fog-shrouded, low-altitude area near the Pacific right up to more than 2,000 metres above sea level - some of the highest altitude vineyards on earth. Grapes: 100% SyrahRegion: Chile / Elqui Valley / Titon VineyardMaker: Giorgio FlessatiNotes: Very bright colour, elegant nose with black pepper and floral notes. Medium-full bodied with very soft tannins and good balance. Great length and fruity after taste.Serve: At 16-18c with bold foods like blue cheeseburger and barbecued red meat.ABV: 14.5%

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Viña Falernia:
The company was founded in 1998 after Aldo Olivier Gramola realised the potential for producing superb wines in this seem-arid valley. Aldo settled with his family in the Elqui Valley in 1951 and has been producing grapes and wine there since 1975. The Falernia project was born after he met Giorgio Flessati, an enologist working in the Trentino region of northern Italy. This is an innovative... Read more
The company was founded in 1998 after Aldo Olivier Gramola realised the potential for producing superb wines in this seem-arid valley. Aldo settled with his family in the Elqui Valley in 1951 and has been producing grapes and wine there since 1975. The Falernia project was born after he met Giorgio Flessati, an enologist working in the Trentino region of northern Italy. This is an innovative venture given that Viña Falernia is Chile’s most northerly wine estate, a considerable distance from the country’s main wine-growing areas. The driving force has been a passion for the wine and the challenge of transforming a tract of desert into a green vineyard with enormous potential for producing premium wines, availing ourselves of the latest technology, the support of agronomist from Chile universities and of world renowned enologists. Read less

External Reviews for Viña Falernia Carménère Reserva

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
04/22/2016

Elegant black pepper and floral aromas, medium-full bodied with very soft tannins and good balance.At a time when Elqui was better known for distilling Pisco and for growing other fruit, Falernia was a true pioneer, led by cousins Aldo Olivier Gramola (who also makes Pisco) and Trentino winemaker Giorgio Flessati. This Italian-inspired revolution has seen the planting of a 320-hectare estate on four sites along the valley, from the sometimes fog-shrouded, low-altitude area near the Pacific right up to more than 2,000 metres above sea level - some of the highest altitude vineyards on earth. Grapes: 100% SyrahRegion: Chile / Elqui Valley / Titon VineyardMaker: Giorgio FlessatiNotes: Very bright colour, elegant nose with black pepper and floral notes. Medium-full bodied with very soft tannins and good balance. Great length and fruity after taste.Serve: At 16-18c with bold foods like blue cheeseburger and barbecued red meat.ABV: 14.5%


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
04/22/2016

Green pepper, chocolate and vanilla aromas, rich with ripe tannins and spicy aroma on the palate.At a time when Elqui was better known for distilling Pisco and for growing other fruit, Falernia was a true pioneer, led by cousins Aldo Olivier Gramola (who also makes Pisco) and Trentino winemaker Giorgio Flessati. This Italian-inspired revolution has seen the planting of a 320-hectare estate on four sites along the valley, from the sometimes fog-shrouded, low-altitude area near the Pacific right up to more than 2,000 metres above sea level - some of the highest altitude vineyards on earth. Grapes: 100% CarmenereRegion: Chile / Elqui Valley / Pedregal VineyardMaker: Giorgio FlessatiNotes: Deep in colour, green pepper, chocolate and vanilla notes on the nose, rich with ripe tannins and spicy aroma on the palate.Serve: At 16-18c with grilled meat, pork loin, pastas with meat-based sauce and spicy food.ABV: 15%



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