Meli, Carignan Reserva
A nose filled with bramble fruit, red cherries and a peppery spice. This really shows some of the old vine Carignan characteristics.
A lively and fresh Carignan filled with fruit expression and a touch of spice. There’s no oak in this and Meli is one of the pioneers of this fresh style of old vine Carignan.
Wash it down with light grilled meats or sausages.
14% alcohol, 2013 harvest
Winery sample, no decanting.
More on the wine
An old vine Carignan coming from vines in Maule that are over 60 years old and are completely dry harvested, the vines have their own inherent balance and the wine reflects this – respecting the fruit expression of Chilean Carignan.
More on the producer
Adriana Cerda is an esteemed Chilean winemaker who picked up sticks to make her own family project – Meli. She and her sons bought a vineyard in Maule with old Carignan and Riesling vines which they use to make a small production of boutique wines.