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Carchelo "C"


Bodegas Carchelo


Murcia, Spain


40% Monastrell
30% Tempranillo
20% Syrah
10% Cabernet Sauvignon


Only half of the grapes produced by the estate are used, allowing for strict selection of grapes and subsequent wines. Production focus is the young red "C" (Carchelo), majority Monastrell aged two to three months in French oak. Altico is a more concentrated and ageworthy wine from Syrah and Monastrell, aged four to six months in new oak. Canalizo, from organically farmed Syrah vineyards, is aged 12 months in new oak following malolactic fermentation in barrique.

Tasting Notes

Elaborated separately then blended and aged four months in French oak, these four varieties come together to shape a well structured, concentrated, and intensely aromatic blend. A velvety and round palate is highlighted by red fruit and mineral notes with a long finish.


91 points (2011 vintage), Wine Enthusiast