Vinos Frios del Ano Tinto, Jofre
You don’t want to drop this on your shirt – dark & with a hint of purple.
You can get groovy with that little bit of meat and wet earth on the nose, but on the whole it is the fresh fruit that jumps out with raspberry mousse, fresh red cherry, cool blackberry and a fresh whiff of forest herbs and violet.
Aromatic, fresh and succulent acidity – there is superb flavour concentration in this wine. Think strawberry puree and fresh red fruit. It has a short but refreshing finish.
Perfect with a fatty Chilean Salmon with a herb crust. A versatile wine that is a pretty great drop by itself.
40% Carignan, 40% Tempranillo, 20% Carmenere, 11.5% alcohol. 3.25gr acidity.
Winery Sample. Served chilled, no decanting.
More about the wine
Juan Alejandro Jofre made the switch from working for a winery to working for himself when his style got a bit too daring for his employers. Now you can taste Jofre’s uncompromised wines from his own small production which boasts a small, but select, portfolio of early harvest wines which he fondly calls ‘Cold Wines of the Year’. Jofre prefers to pick early, and so you can expect high acidity and learner aromas. The picking dates are so important to his philosophy, you’ll find most of them on the bottle!
More about the Producer
Producing wines in Curico, Juan Alejandro Jofre is bucking the trend of the fatter, riper wines that come from the region and proving that you can make a different style here. Jofre’s wines are not for everyone, but then again he doesn’t want to make them that way. If you like fresh acidity, and want to try a different style from Chile – this is the way to go.