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2018 Carménère

2018 Carménère

Carmenere
VA - Loudoun - Middleburg
$48.00 / 750 mL

  • Alcohol 12.50%
  • pH 3.75
  • Bottling Date 08/04/20
100% Estate grapes from Casanel Vineyards. Deep red color, velvety texture with notes of white & black peppers. Beautiful dark fruits and plum with floral violet undertones. Finish of dark chocolate.
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WINEMAKING NOTES

Our Carménère is made from 100% estate grapes from Casanel Vineyards. After hand-harvesting and sorting in the vineyard, the grapes were gently transported via small lugs to the winery where they were destemmed and sorted again on a vibrating sorting table before being sent to an open-top barrel fermenter. After 3 days of cold maceration, the alcoholic fermentation was started and occurred around 65 degrees F. Punchdowns were done by hand every day during the fermentation and, also during the warm post-maceration, that lasted 1 week. This wine was then pressed and sent to barrel where the malolactic fermentation occurred rapidly. After racking from malolactic fermentation, the wine returned to barrel to age for 22 months entirely in French oak Bordeaux barrel (100% neutral oak barrel). No fining of the wine occurred. After the appropriate aging time elapsed, the wine was simply racked, sterile-filtered, and hand-bottled on the Estate.


PRODUCTION DETAILS

Vintage Year: 2018

Vineyard: 100% Casanel Vineyard – 100% Estate Appellation: Middleburg Virginia AVA Composition: 100% Carménère
Average Vine Age: 10 years

Harvest Date: 09/13/18
Bottling Date: 08/04/2020

Fermentation: Gently crushed berries in open-top barrel fermenter
Yeast: FX10
ML: 100%
pH: 3.75
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Residual Sugar: < 0.03 g/l in glucose-fructose

Aging: 100% French oak
New Oak: 0% (100% in once used barrel) Aging Time: 22 months

Cases produced: 23 cases
Cellaring: Enjoy it now to 2022-2028 (full-bodied wine)

Notes

WINEMAKING NOTES WINEMAKING NOTES Our Carménère is made from 100% estate grapes from Casanel Vineyards. After hand-harvesting and sorting in the vineyard, the grapes were gently transported via small lugs to the winery where they were destemmed and sorted again on a vibrating sorting table before being sent to an open-top barrel fermenter. After 3 days of cold maceration, the alcoholic fermentation was started and occurred around 65 degrees F. Punchdowns were done by hand every day during the fermentation and, also during the warm post-maceration, that lasted 1 week. This wine was then pressed and sent to barrel where the malolactic fermentation occurred rapidly. After racking from malolactic fermentation, the wine returned to barrel to age for 22 months entirely in French oak Bordeaux barrel (100% neutral oak barrel). No fining of the wine occurred. After the appropriate aging time elapsed, the wine was simply racked, sterile-filtered, and hand-bottled on the Estate. PRODUCTION DETAILS Vintage Year: 2018 Vineyard: 100% Casanel Vineyard – 100% Estate Appellation: Middleburg Virginia AVA Composition: 100% Carménère Average Vine Age: 10 years Harvest Date: 09/13/18 Bottling Date: 08/04/2020 Fermentation: Gently crushed berries in open-top barrel fermenter Yeast: FX10 ML: 100% pH: 3.75 Alcohol: 13% vol. Residual Sugar: < 0.03 g/l in glucose-fructose Aging: 100% French oak New Oak: 0% (100% in once used barrel) Aging Time: 22 months Cases produced: 23 cases Cellaring: Enjoy it now to 2022-2028 (full-bodied wine)

Winemaker Name

Katie DeSouza Henley & Tyler Henley

Vineyard Name

Casanel Vineyards & Winery