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Alto de Piedras Carmenere 2018

Valle del Maipo

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  • 94pts, Tim Atkin, 2021
  • 96pts, Patricio Tapia - Descorchados, 2021

With 96 points from Descorchados, 94 from Tim Atkin MW, it's clear Alto de Piedras is an exceptional red. It's from a single vineyard in Maipo, the first place in Chile that Carmenère was grown. A wine with intense red fruit, spice and herbal length.

With 96 points from Descorchados, 94 from Tim Atkin MW, it's clear Alto de Piedras is an exceptional red. It's from a single vineyard in Maipo, the first place in Chile that Carmenère was grown. A wine with intense red fruit, spice and herbal length.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Medium bodied, ripe black fruit, red bell pepper and spices

Aroma

Fresh peppers, ripe black fruit with a mineral hint

Alto de Piedras Carmenere 2018

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  • 14.0% ABV
  • 10.5 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2028

From the 4th-generation De Martino family, Alto de Piedras shows what finesse, elegance, power and richness can be achieved in Chile's best sites. The family left Italy for South America in 1934 and made the Cachapoal Valley their home. They now have the largest holdings of organic vineyards in Chile, so their wines can show a sense of "place, purity and balance". Alto de Piedras comes from a vineyard they planted 30 years ago in the Isla de Maipo. It was the first place that Carmenère took root in Chile, so is of historical significance. With soils of sand, clay and gravel, it keeps the vines thirsty and flavours concentrated, while ripening is slow. Whole bunch fermentation with wild yeasts and ageing in barrel, this is a wine to savour.

"Firm structure and texture, dense tannins pricking the tongue, herbal finish that is almost ethereal" Patricio Tapio
Descorchados, 96 points
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