Santa Carolina is Carolina Wine Brands’ flagship winery. Established in 1875 by Luis Pereira, Viña Santa Carolina is a renowned producer of a wide range of superior quality wines. In recognition of its excellence, Wine Intelligence, a prestigious British research and insights agency, has once again recognized Santa Carolina as 9th World's Most Powerful Wine Brands. Viña Santa Carolina’s steady growth over the past three years has led to annual sales exceeding 2.5 million cases and a strong presence in over 90 countries.
When Luis Pereira founded Viña Santa Carolina in 1875, he decided to name it after his greatest inspiration: Carolina Iñiguez, his wife. This wine celebrates the virtue of inspiring and the heritage of the origin of our history that remains alive to this day.
Like almost all Chilean wine valleys, Cachapoal also extends from east to west, between the high Andes and the eastern slopes of the Coastal Range. This valley has a temperate Mediterranean climate
characterized by a long dry season and rainfall concentrated mainly in winter. These conditions, however, vary according to the topography and location within the valley. Our vineyard in particular is in the central part of the valley, has deep granite soil, and benefits from sharp temperature differences
between day and night, all of which combines to produce Carmenère grapes with great fruit expression and excellent color.
The grapes used in this Carmenère were mostly harvested by hand. Grapes were subsequently fermented and macerated with their skin in stainless steel tanks in order to extract color, flavors and textures. These processes are carried out under controlled temperature conditions and using selected
yeasts. Once fermentation is completed, the wine is aged in vats for a few months to attain greater smoothness, complexity and subtle notes of oak that lead to rich fruit driven expression and round tannins.
A Carmenère of deep and dark garnet color. The nose offers aromas of black fruit, laced with notes of vanilla and bay. Gentle palate, medium weight, silky, delicate tannin, and nice finish with loads of spices.
Pasta Bolognese, spice-rubbed grilled chicken, pan-fried pork chops.
Appellation: Cachapoal valley.
Grape Varieties: 100% Carmenère.
Alcohol Content: 13.5% vol.
Residual Sugar: 4 g/l.
Serving Temperature: 16º – 18ºC.
Winemaker: Alejandro Wedeles.
Certified Carbon Neutral