Apaltagua Colección Limited Edition Carignan 2015, Maule Valley, Chile
Selected for Waddesdon’s guest wine selection due to its quality and rarity. Only 6,900 bottles of this limited edition Carignan were produced in 2015. The wine has a deep, intense almost opaque purple colour with a powerful and complex nose. Coleccion Carignan has received numerous awards since its release most notably a gold medals at the CWSA and Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and a medal at the London Sommelier awards – to name just a few.
The Carignan grapes are collected from a single vineyard in the Maule valley. This region is bathed in warm sunshine and thus enables the Carignan to ripen perfectly. The nose offers generous notes of black cherry, liquorice, tar, menthol and wild berries. The palate is incredibly rich and concentrated with fine tannins and a long intense finish. The vines that produce this wine are no less than 100 years old, which is key in providing such astonishing depth and intensity. For all those who had the pleasure of tasting the 2013 Coleccion Carignan, this vintage is even more intense and powerful. Waddesdon has complete UK exclusivity on this wine.
An hour before serving
Game, slow braised beef
2016 to 2022
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