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Araucano Reserva Carménère 2020, Colchagua Valley

Araucano Reserva Carménère 2020, Colchagua Valley

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Francois Lurton is from a long line of renowned Bordeaux winemakers. He is known for creating distinctive and high-quality wines. He purchased the Araucano Estate in Chile in 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. The estate also works to biodynamic principles.

The wine has a deep crimson colour in the glass. On the nose there are fresh and intense aromas of prune, white pepper and herbal notes of rosemary, thyme and eucalyptus. The mid-palate is rounded with a supple tannic structure. The palate is dominated by notes of red fruits with added complexity from 8 months in second fill
French oak barrels.

Pair this with hearty stews or red meats.

Francois believes that “producing wine as naturally as possible is good for the environment, good for consumers, and tastes better!”

Quick Information

Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13.5%%
Current Stock: 18
BIN: BTL-0270
Style: Red
UPC: 3480042401206

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A member of the Cabernet family the name "Carménère" derives from the French word for crimson, which refers to the colour of the autumn foliage. It is orignially from the Médoc, though it is no longer common in France. The largest plantings are in Chile where for a long time it was mistaken for Merlot!

Carménère wines are medium bodied. It has a deep red color, spicy, red fruit aromas, and gentle tannins.



Chile is one of South America’s most significant wine producers. It produces a vast range of wine styles grown in a surprising range of terroirs.

Originally planted with international varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet, it was discovered in the 1990s that much of the country’s Merlot was actually a nearly extinct variety called Carménère.