Origin: Rapel Valley, Chile
Taste guide: Medium bodied, blackberry and plum fruit flavours, spice and pepper notes, unoaked
75cl - screwcap - 13%
Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians
Vine Trail is a range of wines produced by Luis Felipe Edwards which is a family owned and managed winery, with two generations actively involved in keeping the brand synonymous with quality and traditional family values. They are the largest family-owned winery in Chile and 5th largest overall.
Only a New World wine producer would blend, Carménère, originally from the Bordeaux region but now almost defunct there, and Syrah, famed for its Rhône wines. The grapes for this wine came solely from The Rapel Valley of Chile where the climate, terroir and geography make this region one of the most emblematic places for the cultivation of wine grapes and includes some of Chile’s most renowned vineyards. Kilometres and kilometres of plantations mark the route, like a true vine trail.
This wine was produced by Nicolas Bizzarri, LFE’s Chief Winemaker, who is responsible for crafting each wine along with his team of oenologists. He believes that wines should show their origin, and that the art of winemaking is the freedom to use his intuition and palate to make each LFE wine. Ripe black fruits, blackberry and plum, are backed by a fresh and smooth palate.
If you've never tried a Carménère wine it offers similar jammy flavours to Merlot, which when balanced by the spice from the Syrah (Shiraz) produces a superb wine. The bouquet shows ripe black fruits, blackberry and plum, which continue on the palate with added notes of spice and pepper. It is rich and fruity, complex and powerful, yet still reasonably light.
Has been seen on restaurant menus at prices over £20.00 and in retail at around £8.95.
Binendwines' price is just £6.95.