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2017 Carménère

2017 Carménère

Carmenere
VA - Loudoun - Middleburg
$55.00 / 750 mL Bottle

  • Alcohol 12.50%
  • pH 3.68
  • Bottling Date 12/19/19
Harvest Challenge/Gold 91 VA Governor's Cup/Silver
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 our vineyard, the grapes were gently transported via small lugs to the winery where they were destemmed, sorted again on a vibrating sorting table before being sent into stainless steel tank by gravity. After 2 days of cold maceration, the alcoholic fermentation was started and occurred around 75 degrees F. Pump-overs were done every day during the fermentation and, also during the short warm post-maceration, that lasted about 2 weeks. This wine was then pressed and sent to barrels where the malolactic fermentation occurred rapidly. After racking from malolactic fermentation, the wine returned to barrels to be aged for 25 months entirely in French oak Bordeaux barrels (36% new and 64% in neutral French oak). 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: 2017
Vineyard: 100% Casanel Vineyard – 100% Estate Appellation: AVA Middleburg
Composition: 100% Carménère Clone: VCR 702 Rootstock: Riparia Gloire
Average Vine Age: 9 years
Harvest Date: 09/24/17
Bottling Date: 12/19/19
Fermentation: Whole-berry in stainless steel
Yeast: FX10
ML: 100%
pH: 3.68
Alcohol: 12.5% vol.
Residual Sugar: < 0.03 g/l in glucose-fructose
Aging: 100% French oak
New Oak: 36% (36% in new barrels & 36% in 1-year old barrels, 28% 3-year old barrels)
Aging Time: 25 months
Cases produced: 62 cases
Cellaring: Enjoy it now to 2028 (medium-full body wine)

Notes

WINEMAKING NOTES Our Carménère is made from 100% estate grapes from Casanel Vineyards. After hand-harvesting and sorting in our vineyard, the grapes were gently transported via small lugs to the winery where they were destemmed, sorted again on a vibrating sorting table before being sent into stainless steel tank by gravity. After 2 days of cold maceration, the alcoholic fermentation was started and occurred around 75 degrees F. Pump-overs were done every day during the fermentation and, also during the short warm post-maceration, that lasted about 2 weeks. This wine was then pressed and sent to barrels where the malolactic fermentation occurred rapidly. After racking from malolactic fermentation, the wine returned to barrels to be aged for 25 months entirely in French oak Bordeaux barrels (36% new and 64% in neutral French oak). 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: 2017 Vineyard: 100% Casanel Vineyard – 100% Estate Appellation: AVA Middleburg Composition: 100% Carménère Clone: VCR 702 Rootstock: Riparia Gloire Average Vine Age: 9 years Harvest Date: 09/24/17 Bottling Date: 12/19/19 Fermentation: Whole-berry in stainless steel Yeast: FX10 ML: 100% pH: 3.68 Alcohol: 12.5% vol. Residual Sugar: < 0.03 g/l in glucose-fructose Aging: 100% French oak New Oak: 36% (36% in new barrels & 36% in 1-year old barrels, 28% 3-year old barrels) Aging Time: 25 months Cases produced: 62 cases Cellaring: Enjoy it now to 2028 (medium-full body wine)

Winemaker Name

Katie DeSouza Henley & Tyler Henley

Vineyard Name

Casanel Vineyards & Winery