Colchagua Valley, Chile
2014 CONO SUR 'BICICLETA Chilean CARMENERE
Deep ruby red colour. Carmenere wines are aromatic, smooth and medium-bodied, with a soft texture. Herbal tones combine with sweet notes.
Four important geographic bodies surround the Chilean wine growing region: the Andes Mountains to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atacama Desert –the driest on Earth– to the north and ancient glaciers to the south. These natural barriers essentially isolate Chile and have protected our vineyards for centuries. Other determining factors, such as abundant luminosity, significant daily temperature variation, dry weather during ripening season and fresh Andean irrigation water, contribute to the production of pure and wholesome grapes. In a bid to express the country´s extraordinary diversity, Cono Sur is present in Chile´s most prestigeous wine valleys
Vineyards Management :-
Cono Sur vineyards are cultivated with the expressed goal of establishing a basis of quality for our wines. The grapes are harvested in vineyards farmed in the spirit of integrated and organic management, two comprehensive agricultural systems that allow them to take advantage of a healthy, clean environment.
Sustainable Agriculture & Organic Vineyard Management :-
For Cono Sur Winery, both sustainable agriculture and organic vineyard managements have become a way of life in the vineyards, where a special relationship with the terroir is cultivated, and clean and natural wines are born. Organic management means the fruit is produced without the aid of any chemical products, while sustainable agriculture avoids it. Both require the help of animals, insects and self-regulation of the eco-system. Going natural is all about being creative! It’s about working hand in hand with nature and its elements, knowing that you can make good use of everything the land gives you. That’s why here at Cono Sur, we like doing things the natural way.
Winery and Cellar
Located in Chimbarongo, in the midst of the Colchagua Valley, Cono Sur’s winery and cellar are equipped with cutting edge technology and provide our talented oenological team with all available tools to produce the best wines.The infrastructure at the winery was designed to allow for the delicate handling of grapes and wine. Today, Cono Sur’s winery has a total capacity of 12 million litres in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Our aging cellar, which holds up to 4,000 barrels, is both temperature and humidity controlled. In 1999, Cono Sur inaugurated an annex especially designed for the vinification of Pinot Noir, where ancient Burgundian winemaking traditions blend with the New World`s forefront technology. Soon after, we built another cellar, which is used exclusively for premium Pinot Noir wines and has a capacity of 530,000 litres.
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ABV 14% by volume 75cl bottle with a screw top
This wine likes meat: beef, lamb, pork and game. It’s also a good choice for ingredients that could be troublesome for other wines: tomatoes, eggplants, bell peppers, onions and garlic. Vegetable soups and mushrooms are also good alternatives and, if opting for cheeses, go for the yellow, medium-bodied type
PER BOTTLE £7.40 (inc VAT)