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TerraNoble Carmenere ANDES CA1

TerraNoble Carmenere ANDES CA1

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TerraNoble Carmenere CA2 Costa: A Coastal Chilean Delight

TerraNoble's Carmenere CA2 Costa is a captivating red wine produced in Chile's Colchagua Valley. This enticing Carmenere boasts a unique coastal influence, thanks to grapes grown in the foothills near the Pacific Ocean. Let's delve into the tasting profile of this special Carmenere and explore delectable food pairings to elevate your next dining experience.

Vineyard to Bottle: The Coastal Influence

The Carmenere grapes for the TerraNoble CA2 Costa flourish in the Colchagua Valley, a renowned wine region in Chile. However, these particular grapes are specifically cultivated in the valley's coastal mountains. The proximity to the Pacific Ocean plays a significant role, as cool breezes temper the climate. This slower ripening period allows the grapes to develop intense flavours and aromas while retaining a delightful freshness – a hallmark of this coastal Carmenere.

Tasting Profile: A Symphony of Flavours

Uncork a bottle of TerraNoble Carmenere CA2 Costa and be greeted by a vibrant, ruby red colour. As you swirl the wine in your glass, enticing aromas emerge. Expect a delightful interplay of fresh red fruits like raspberries and plums, complemented by intriguing hints of spice, such as black pepper and clove. Some enthusiasts may also detect subtle notes of dark chocolate and roasted peppers, adding complexity to the bouquet.

The first sip reveals a wine that is both elegant and powerful. The initial burst of juicy red fruit flavours gives way to a well-structured palate with firm yet approachable tannins. The influence of the coastal climate shines through, as the vibrant fruitiness remains refreshingly balanced. The finish is lingering, leaving a pleasant impression of ripe fruit and subtle spice.

Food Pairings: A Culinary Adventure

The TerraNoble Carmenere CA2 Costa's versatility makes it a fantastic companion for a variety of dishes. Here are some suggested food pairings to tantalise your taste buds:

  • Red Meat: This Carmenere is a natural match for red meat dishes. Grilled steaks, roasted lamb, and hearty beef stews pair beautifully with the wine's bold fruit flavours and firm tannins. The wine's richness can stand up to the robust flavours of the meat, while the acidity cuts through any fattiness.
  • Grilled Vegetables: Don't neglect vegetarian options! Grilled vegetables like portobello mushrooms, peppers, and eggplant can create a delightful harmony with the TerraNoble CA2 Costa. The smoky notes from grilling complement the peppery spice in the wine, while the vegetables' inherent sweetness balances the wine's tannins.
  • Charcuterie and Cheese:  For a more casual occasion, assemble a charcuterie board featuring cured meats and a selection of cheeses. The Carmenere's bold fruit character complements the savoury flavours of cured meats like salami and prosciutto. Opt for cheeses with a bit of bite, such as aged cheddar or gouda, to create a textural contrast with the wine's smooth tannins.
  • Spicy Cuisine: Feeling adventurous? TerraNoble CA2 Costa can hold its own against mildly spicy dishes. The wine's fruitiness and acidity help to tame the heat of spices commonly found in cuisines like Thai, Mexican, and Szechuan.

Beyond the Bottle: Serving and Storage Tips

To fully appreciate the complexities of TerraNoble Carmenere CA2 Costa, serve it slightly chilled, ideally between 16-18°C. Decanting the wine for 30 minutes before serving can further enhance its aromas and soften the tannins.

For storage, keep the bottle in a cool, dark place with minimal vibration. The wine can be enjoyed for several years after the vintage date, although it's best consumed within 3-5 years for the freshest fruit expression.

In Conclusion: A Must-Try for Carmenere Enthusiasts

TerraNoble Carmenere CA2 Costa is a captivating Chilean Carmenere that offers a unique coastal influence. With its vibrant fruit flavours, intriguing spice notes, and balanced structure, this wine is a delightful choice for both casual sipping and special occasions.  Its versatility with food makes it a perfect addition to your next dinner party or a cosy night in. So, uncork a bottle, explore the exciting world of coastal Chilean Carmenere, and discover a new favourite for your wine rack.


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