Casa Bauzá Presumido Carménère 2018

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Nowhere else does the Carménère grape like Chile, and it’s high time more people got to know this delicious grape.

It’s from the northern part of Chile’s most prestigious wine region, the Maipo Valley.

This area, called Til-Til, is too hot to make most red grapes. Summer days get up to 35-36 degrees. But the nights drop by 20 degrees, and Carménère loves this climate.

Presumido is the star in Casa Bauza’s portfolio.

It’s exactly this standard of wine that earned Bauzá's winemaker, Natalia Poblete, Chile’s Young Winemaker of the Year in 2018.

She picks the grapes a month earlier than everyone else, to avoid over-ripeness in the wine. And instead of bludgeoning it with new oak, she gently ages it with a mixture of 3rd-5th use French and American oak, as well as old Italian casks and concrete eggs.

You end up with a smooth, elegant and refined red that the locals go nuts for - only a tiny amount of this is exported outside of the country.

So consider yourself lucky to try an authentic, premium Carménère made by a supremely talented winemaker.


Type

Red

Grape(s)

Carménère 89% Carignan 6% Cabernet Sauvigon 5%

Country

Chile

Region of origin

Maipo Valley

Appellation

Til Til

Vintage

2018

Alcohol %

13.5

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

12 months

Type of Oak

60% French oak of second, third, fourth and fifth use, 20% flex cube, 10% Italian foudre, 10% concrete egg

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

None

Average age of vines

20 year old vines

Average altitude of vines (m)

650 mm

Soil type(s)

Coluvial with traces of clay

Closure Type

Natural cork

Is this wine organic?

Carménère grapes are organic

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

No

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential (years)

8 years

Ideal drinking window (e.g. 2022-2030)

2020-2025

Head winemaker of Casa Bauza and Chile's Young Winemaker of the Year in 2018

Read more about Natalia here

When pairing with foods we highly recommend spicy dishes such as grilled meats (cow, white meats, lamb) and vegetables. Different kind of pastas and sauces (arrabiata, pesto, natural tomatos, etc.)

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Anthony Prendergast (Dublin)
rounded,confident a star

we had it for dinner- duck breasts

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