The combination of a classic variety such as Cabernet Sauvignon with Carignan is not so common to find in the world, yet the result of using a little bit of quality Chilean Carignan in the blend is beautiful.
- The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes come from right near the coast of the Pacific Ocean, and the Carignan is planted a bit more inland to enjoy the warmer weather and bring out the fruitiness of the grapes.
- It’s fruity and refreshing, has a delicate structure built on soft tannins and is a perfect choice if you are looking to try something new!
- Irene makes each bottle of her ultra-premium Carmenere with hand picked grapes from her boutique winery. It's all that extra loving care that makes this wine so downright delicious.
- Sublimely silky, ravishingly rounded and ready to slip over your tongue like a Freudian theory. Think rich, dark ripe fruit with just a touch of coffee to finish... and what a lusciously long, sultry finish it is too!
- A perfect partner for a soul-warming Chilli con Carne or a wedge of your favourite strong cheese. We reckon you'll enjoy it on it's own too - and at this price, it'd be rude not to.
The only thing ‘petit’ about Irene’s red is the name of the grape. It’s a big, bold beauty that’s full to bursting with dark, juicy cherries and a luxuriously long finish.
- Very few Petit Verdots are bottled in their own right (it’s usually blended into other wines to add oomph). But Irene knew she could make the grape shine on its own. She says "this was an opportunity of a lifetime. Now it's yours to taste!”
- This bold, brooding drop tastes superb now, but it also has fantastic ageing potential. So if you want our advice, grab a pair, drink one now and keep the other for a good 5 years. The wait will be worth it we promise!
Back in 2007 some Petit Verdot vines were planted in the heart of the Maule Valley. All these years later they have developed into gorgeous grapes that really pack a punch and are just screaming to be put centre-stage.
- Edgard obliged and the result is ‘Los Despachos’. It’s bursting with black fruit aromas (think blueberries and blackberries) and a delightful freshness thanks to the coastal influences that mean the grapes have ripened at a leisurely pace. It’s powerful but balanced, fruity but fresh so enjoy today or squirrel it away for a good few years.
- Little fun fact: Petit Verdot is a variety originally from Bordeaux and came to Chile with Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s very rare to find bottles that are 100% Petit Verdot, especially from an area like the Maule Valley where País and Carignan dominate.