Quijada

Semillón

Carmen DO begins with a simple idea, with a dream of strengthening ties with special, unique producers in different parts of Chile. Working side-by-side, we have created a different wine that uses manual production in its aim to transmit the history of a lifetime tied to the vineyard. And this lets us bring Chile’s valleys and its people to light.

Carmen DO

Quijada 2018

Technical Details

Varietal Content : 100% Semillón

Geographical Area : Apalta Valley

Alcohol : 12,5% Vol.

Total Acidity : 5.44 g/l

Residual Sugar : 1,23 g/l

PH : 3,26

Harvest 2018

Descorchados 2020

2020

94 Points

Harvest 2018

Tim Atking 2020

2020

93 Points

Harvest 2018

James Suckling 2020

2020

93 Points

Awards Technical Sheet

Carmen DO

Quijada 2017

Technical Details

Varietal Content : 100% Semillón

Geographical Area : Colchagua Valley

Alcohol : 13,3% Vol.

Total Acidity : 5.7 g/l

Residual Sugar : 1.8 g/l

PH : 3,2

Harvest 2017

Descorchados 2019

2019

93 Points

Harvest 2017

Tim Atking 2019

2019

94 Points

Harvest 2017

James Suckling 2019

2019

94 Points

Awards Technical Sheet

Carmen DO

Quijada 2016

Technical Details

Varietal Content : 100% Semillón

Geographical Area : Colchagua Valley

Alcohol : 13,3% Vol.

Total Acidity : 4.05 g/l

Residual Sugar : 1,96 g/l

PH : 3,24

Harvest 2016

Descorchados 2017

2017

94 Points

Harvest 2016

James Suckling 2017

2017

92 Points

Harvest 2016

E-Robert Parker.com 2017

2017

90 Points

Awards Technical Sheet

Carmen DO

Quijada 2015

Technical Details

Varietal Content : 95% Semillón + 5% Sauvignon Blanc

Geographical Area : Apalta Valley

Alcohol : 13,3% Vol.

Total Acidity : 4.05 g/l

Residual Sugar : 1,96 g/l

PH : 3,24

Harvest 2015

Descorchados 2016

2016

93 Points

Harvest 2015

James Suckling 2016

2016

94 Points

Awards Technical Sheet

Winemaker's comment

This is a bright, golden-yellow wine with an austere nose and aromas of honey, white flowers, almonds, and citrus notes. The palate has tremendous texture and is round, creamy, and well balanced with clean acidity that lends freshness and vibrancy. The wine has a cellaring potential and will reveal other layers of flavors and textures with time in the bottle.

Winemaker's comment

This is a bright, golden-yellow wine with an austere nose and aromas of honey, white flowers, almonds, and citrus notes. The palate has tremendous texture and is round, creamy, and well balanced with clean acidity that lends freshness and vibrancy. The wine has a cellaring potential and will reveal other layers of flavors and textures with time in the bottle.

Winemaker's comment

This is a bright, golden-yellow wine with an austere nose and aromas of honey, white flowers, almonds, and citrus notes. The palate has tremendous texture and is round, creamy, and well balanced with clean acidity that lends freshness and vibrancy. The wine has a cellaring potential and will reveal other layers of flavors and textures with time in the bottle.

Winemaker's comment

This is a bright, golden-yellow wine with an austere nose and aromas of honey, white flowers, almonds, and citrus notes. The palate has tremendous texture and is round, creamy, and well balanced with clean acidity that lends freshness and vibrancy. The wine has a cellaring potential and will reveal other layers of flavors and textures with time in the bottle.

Terroir

This vineyard was planted on soils of granitic origin in the Apalta (Colchagua) zone in 1958. Don Juan Quijada has worked his family’s vineyards for years and makes surprising wines.

Climate

The climate is strongly influenced by the Coastal range. Dry and warm climate, dry summers and rainy winters.

Soil

The soils of moderate depth with deep clay beneath an alteration of the granite bedrock make this sector of Apalta a bit unusual.

Origin Apalta

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