The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
2017 CARMENERE, Gran Reserva, Falernia. Elqui Valley, Chile
Alcohol Percentage: 15%
Area: Elqui Valley is the northernmost valley in Chile. Logically that would mean the hottest, but cool Pacific ocean breezes make it a relatively cool area.
Grape Variety: Carmenere, 60% of it air-dried for 2 months before pressing (Amarone style); aged in (old) American oak for 8 months.
Producer: Falernia is the only winery in Elqui, although others have planted vineyards. Owner Giorgio Flessati makes a very European style of Syrah (and Sauvignon Blanc), although this is a much richer, very 'new world' wine.
£16.95 per bottle
£16.10 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£15.26 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
5% discount on mixed cases of 6.
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.