Root 1 Carmenere, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2007
Chile is a true rarity in the wine world. Unique geographic & climatic forces have allowed it to remain one of very few grape growing regions in the world where the original European rootstocks survive, unaffected by phylloxera - the disease that forced grape growers worldwide to craft wines onto generic rootstocks. Chile's isolation, protected by the mighty Andes to the east and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean to the west, ensures that grape vines can remain on the original rootstock, in the purest form. These same geographic characteristics provide Chile's fertile central region with optimal climate & soil conditions to produce consistent and outstanding grapes each year. This Root:1 Carmenere is carefully crafted exclusively from grapes grown on the original, ungrafted root systems tended by our master winemakers. This gives the wine its pure, rich fruit flavors & aromas. 14% alc by vol.