14% | CHILE

Deep and intense ruby red in colour with a complex bouquet that combines the variety's typical fresh black fruits and spicy notes that blend elegantly with rich oak to heighten...
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Deep and intense ruby red in colour with a complex bouquet that combines the variety's typical fresh black fruits and spicy notes that blend elegantly with rich oak to heighten the wine's chocolate and vanilla characteristics. The result is a big and flavoursome wine that is concentrated and persistent without sacrificing elegance or depth.

The grapes were sourced from two main areas within the Colchagua valley, the special conditions provided in this areas are ideal for long cycle varieties such as Carmenre. The soils from granitic origin soils and different depths have good clay contents to retain moisture and result in wines with great texture and soft tannins. The strong Mediterranean climatic conditions are ideal for these red varieties, with rain concentrated in the winter months ensuring dry and hot climate during summer and the beginning of autumn. The vines are trained using a traditional VSP system with yield ranging on average 10 ton/ha this trellising gives good light exposure and a reasonable air flow within the canop. The results are wines of great concentration, soft tannins and great length.

The grapes were picked in late April, destemmed, partially crushed, and cold macerated for 7 days prior to fermentation. The must was inoculated with selected yeasts, and fermentation took place at 25º–28ºC (77º–82ºF). Delestages were frequent during the first two-thirds of the process and then short pumpovers at the end of fermentation in order to obtain balanced wines.. The new wine remained on its skins for another 20 days to develop the well-rounded sweetness that characterizes this wine.

This wine was aged in French oak barrels (25% new and 75% of second and third use) for 10 months to further develop its structure and fix the colour.

Medalla Real was born in 1983 in honor of Francisco García Huidobro, ancestor to the founding family of Viña Santa Rita and Marqués de Casa Real, who established the first Mint in Chile. To commemorate the Bicentennial of this event, a medal was coined with his profile and the symbol of the Spanish royal crown.

Trajectory and recognition of quality have been a fundamental part of this wine’s history, positioning it as one of the classic and representative brands of Viña Santa Rita.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Carmenere
Country
Chile
Region
Colchagua Valley
Vintage
2017
ABV %
14%
Organic
Unknown
Vegan
Unkown

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