2015 Carmenere

Certified Sustainable

Axel wines have always been farmed sustainably. Our early motivation in using these green practices was easy: Sustainable grapes yield the cleanest and more pure varietals.

Notes from the Winemaker

This Carmenere has notes of delicate spice and chocolate,                          with chewy tannins and a stylish finish.

Composition

Harvest: By hand
Vintage: April, 2015
Appellation: Colchagua Valley
Age of the Vines: 13 years
Yield: 4.5 tons per acre
Malolactic: Yes
Total Acidity: 6.04 g/L
Maceration: 72 hours pre-fermentation at 50F
Fermentation: Selected yeast, 65-75F, 10 days
Aging: 18 months in French and American oak, plus a minimum of 6 months in the bottle
Alcohol: 13.6%
pH: 3.55

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