I was so impressed with the Casa Del Toqui 2009, I bought two additional cases and sent one case to a relative. For the price, this wine is outstanding.
It would be virtually impossible to find a better wine at that price. Solid wine with long finish, fairly smooth and rich. I just ordred two more cases!
Did you taste the 2008 or the 2009 which is being substituted now? I love Carmenere but obviously each year may be different.
The grapes were handpicked from our estate vineyards, located over the best alluvial terraces in Alto Maipo Region by the Andes mountains. Extremely concentrated grapes are the result of old vineyards yielding around 8 ton/ha. Before fermentation the grapes are cold macerated for 12 days at 4ºC, to ensure maximum retention of primary fruit aromas and to maximize color extraction. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks at 28º - 29º C. The total maceration period was of 45 days. The total blend was aged in French oak barrels for a period of 10 months, malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in barrels. After bottling, the wine was aged for an additional 2 months prior to its release.