The Carmenere grape, a variety originally from Bordeaux, has survived miraculously for more than a century in Chile where for many years it was confused with Merlot. 15 years ago in Panquehue, Von Siebenthal planted Carmenere on the granitic soil of the slopes of Orocoipo hill, today its Gran Reserva embodies a high degree of complexity and delicacy.
Colour: Brick-hued with black shades.
Nose: A rustic wine with graphite, green herb, tobacco and marzipan aromas.
Palate: The mouthfeel is hard and resiny, while flavors of blue fruits, graphite and oak finish green, candied and sweet.
Grape Varieties: Carmenère 90%, Petit Verdot 10%
Ageing: 24 mths Oak barrel aging
Awards: 88pts – Wine Enthusiast
History of Von Siebenthal
The philosophy behind Viña von Siebenthal is similar to that of the Bordeaux chateaux; vineyards, cellar and house blend together harmoniously to facilitate the creation of an exceptional wine.
Viña von Siebenthal’s four main vineyards are in the historical wine-growing area of Panquehue, in the Aconcagua Valley. This is a very small sub-apellation of the Aconcagua Valley in Chile and one of the most exclusive and prestigious areas in Chile for the production of red and white Bordeaux varietes. This is a semi desert area half way between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. This ideal climate ensures excellent phyto-sanitary conditions.
For the Merlot and the Cabernet Franc it is the cool clay-limestone soil of the plains, while the warm sandy, stony soil of the hills is ideally suited for the Cabernet Sauvignon, the Syrah, the Carmenère and the Petit Verdot.