Colchagua Valley, Chile
Chosen by Davi
Superb, pure blackcurrant fruit bomb with an intense, smooth and rich mouthfeel. The best Carmenere on the market? Well, you can order it at the Fat Duck in Bray…. but not at this price!
Owner Francois Lurton (of the famous Bordeaux family) is renowned for creating distinctive and high quality wines. He purchased the Araucano Estate in the year 2000 after realising the potential of the cool, ocean influenced site at Lolol in the Colchagua Valley.
The estate has 26 hectares of vines and is certified organic, although the vineyards are managed utilising biodynamic techniques. Francois believes that “producing wine as naturally as possible is good for the environment, good for consumers, and tastes better!”
Try with BBQ roast meats, venison, game, beef curry or lentil Bolognese.
We loved this at our last staff tasting- really pure, honest wine.....
FYI Bordeaux legend Francois Lurton bought the estate in 2000.