Tradition & oenological heritage

It is a classic and elegant wine

It reflects Alto Maipo terroir essence, world-renowned for giving rise to the best Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, along with the tradition and oenological heritage of Carmen.

Carmen Gold

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Technical Details

Varietal Content : 91% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Cabernet Franc

Geographical Area : Alto Jahuel Vineyard, Maipo Valley

Alcohol : 13,5 %Vol

Total Acidity : 5,73 g/l

Residual Sugar : 1,7 g/l

PH : 3,63

Harvest 2018

Descorchados 2021

2021

99 Points

Harvest 2018

Tim Atkin 2021

2021

95 Points

Harvest 2018

La CAV 2021

2021

95 Points

Awards Technical Sheet

Carmen Gold

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Technical Details

Varietal Content : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Geographical Area : Alto Jahuel Vineyard, Maipo Valley

Alcohol : 13,5 %Vol

Total Acidity : 5,27 g/l (expressed in Tartaric Acid)

Residual Sugar : 2,18 g/l

PH : 3,56

Harvest 2017

Descorchados 2020

2020

96 Points

Harvest 2017

La CAV 2020

2020

94 Points

Harvest 2017

Tim Atkin 2020

2020

93 Points

Awards Technical Sheet

Carmen Gold

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Technical Details

Varietal Content : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Geographical Area : Alto Jahuel Vineyard, Maipo Valley

Alcohol : 14% Vol

Total Acidity : 5.31 g/l (expressed in Tartaric Acid)

Residual Sugar : 2.08 g/l

PH : 3.5

Aging Potential : 12-15 years

Harvest 2015

Descorchados 2019

2019

97 Points

Harvest 2015

James Suckling 2019

2019

94 Points

Harvest 2015

Tim Atkin 2018

2018

94 Points

Awards Technical Sheet

Carmen Gold

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Technical Details

Varietal Content : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Geographical Area : Alto Jahuel Vineyard, Maipo Valley

Alcohol : 14,5% Vol.

Total Acidity : 5.25 g/l (expressed in Tartaric Acid)

Residual Sugar : 3,44 g/l

PH : 3,55

Aging Potential : 12-15 years

Harvest 2013

Descorchados 2016

2016

94 Points

Harvest 2013

Wine Enthusiast 2018

2018

93 Points

Harvest 2013

James Suckling 2017

2017

92 Points

Awards Technical Sheet

Carmen Gold

Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Technical Details

Varietal Content : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Geographical Area : Alto Jahuel Vineyard, Maipo Valley

Alcohol : 14,4% Vol.

Total Acidity : 6,03 g/l (expressed in Tartaric Acid)

Residual Sugar : 2,25 g/l

PH : 3,57

Aging Potential : 12-15 years

Harvest 2010

Ultimate Wine Challenge 2016

2016

96 Points

Harvest 2010

Descorchados 2013

2013

95 Points

Harvest 2010

James Suckling USA 2015

2015

91 Points

Awards Technical Sheet

Carmen Gold

Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Technical Details

Varietal Content : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Geographical Area : Alto Jahuel Vineyard, Maipo Valley

Alcohol : 14,2% Vol.

Total Acidity : 6,66 g/l (expressed in Tartaric Acid)

Residual Sugar : 3,49 g/l

PH : 3,36

Aging Potential : 12-15 years

Harvest 2009

Descorchados 2012

2012

95 Points

Harvest 2009

Wine Enthusiast 2013

2013

90 Points

Harvest 2009

James Suckling USA 2014

2014

92 Points

Awards Technical Sheet

Carmen Gold

Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Technical Details

Varietal Content : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Geographical Area : Alto Jahuel Vineyard, Maipo Valley

Alcohol : 14.4% v/v

Total Acidity : 3.58 g/l (Expressed in Sulfuric Acid)

Residual Sugar : 2.38 g/l

PH : 3.66

Awards

Carmen Gold

Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Technical Details

Varietal Content : 88% Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Merlot

Geographical Area : Alto Jahuel Vineyard, Maipo Valley

Alcohol : 13.8% v/v

Total Acidity : 3.87 g/l (Expressed in Sulfuric Acid)

Residual Sugar : 1.86 g/l

PH : 3.47

Awards Technical Sheet

Winemaker's comment

Our Carmen Gold 2018 shows a beautiful bright ruby color with violet hints. A pure entry on the nose, with aromas of cherry, cassis and slight hints of violets. On the palate, fresh red fruit and blackberry comes through, followed by subtle notes of herbs and cloves. Elegant, smooth and with a unique depth, this wine promises a great ageing potential and is among the most balanced versions of Carmen Gold we have ever achieved.

Winemaker's comment

Our Carmen Gold 2017 shows a beautiful bright ruby color with violet hints. It is elegant above all, full of details that are revealed slowly. On the nose it is fresh and bright, with classic aromas of cassis, violets and raspberries. On the palate, fresh red fruit comes through, followed by subtle notes of herbs and cloves. Intense and pure, with a delightful freshness accompanied by perfectly ripened tannins that sustain the wine towards a great persistence and finesse.

Winemaker's comment

2015 was an early and even vintage. With an overall warm and dry season, this version of our Carmen Gold reveals a classic Alto Jahuel Cabernet Sauvignon. An early picking ensured the preservation of the fruit’s acidity and exceptional healthy conditions of our grapes. It is beautifully fresh, subtle and spicy. The perfectly ripe and elegant tannins of this wine reflect gracefully the unique character of the alluvial terraces where the grapes are sourced from.

Winemaker's comment

Our Gold Reserve shows an intense ruby-red colour. The nose is elegant and pure, red fruit, perfumed cassis, cedar and cigar aromas dominate. On a second layer a graphite and black truffle notes give the wine another dimension. Our Gold Reserve has a great combination of clean fruit and complex aromas delivering elegance and length.

The mouth is soft and intense revealing a pure Alto Maipo essence. This wine has creamy texture, balanced tannins and a persistent long finish. This is a wine that blends elegance and intensity. A wine to feel the Alto Maipo and to enjoy every sip!

Winemaker's comment

Our Gold Reserve shows a deep ruby-purple colour. The nose is dense, rich with clean fruit character driven by perfumed cassis, blackcurrant and cigar box. Cherries, graphite and black truffles give the wine another dimension. Our Gold Reserve has a great combination of clean fruit and complex aromas delivering elegance and length.

The mouth is soft and alive. Creamy textures give weight to the firm tannins the wine is long and persistent. Black fruit and soft spices are very alive in the back palate this wine travels the mouth slowly showing elegance and vibrancy. A wine to feel Alto Maipo and to enjoy every sip!

Winemaker's comment

Our Gold Reserve shows a deep ruby-purple colour. The nose is dense, rich with clean fruit character driven by perfumed cassis, blackcurrant and cigar box. Cherries, graphite and black truffles give the wine another dimension. Our Gold Reserve has a great combination of clean fruit and complex aromas delivering elegance and length.

The mouth is soft and alive. Creamy textures give weight to the firm tannins the wine is long and persistent. Black fruit and soft spices are very alive in the back palate this wine travels the mouth slowly showing elegance and vibrancy. A wine to feel Alto Maipo and to enjoy every sip!

Winemaker's comment

Ruby-red in color with some brick tones, typical of wines of this age and stage of evolution. The bouquet’s discreet aromas primarily include black currant, black cherries, candied fruit, smoke, and menthol. A very classic and elegant wine, with even more discreet oaky notes in perfect balance with the fruit. The fruity palate shows a smooth, velvety texture with good body and structure, abundant, rather grainy tannins, and a long finish.

Winemaker's comment

Still-young, ruby-red in color with an intense, pleasing, and fruit-forward bouquet with a predominance of black cherries, cassis, cedar, rich spices, and toast. Highly concentrated, complex, and full-bodied on the palate, with ripe, well-rounded tannins and a fresh finish. A wine with tremendous personality that expresses the piedmont terroir of the Andes Mountains in the Maipo Valley.

Terroir

Carmen Gold was born in a 3.47 hectare bock known as Carneros 288, which was planted in 1957 in Alto Jahuel, in the Alto Maipo sector of the Maipo Valley.

Climate

The Winery has a semi-arid Mediterranean climate. The daily temperature oscillation can reach 20 ° C, as a result of the cold air coming down from the Andes Mountains.

Soil

The unique configuration of the mountains that surround Alto Jahuel delays the drop in temperatures at sunset, resulting in more ripe and sweet grapes, with soft, round tannins.

Alto Jahuel

Blocks

1Carneros 288

Cabernet Sauvignon, Masal Selection, Ungrafted.

Plantation year 1957.

Coarse grained alluvium, made up of rounded pebbles, boulders and gravels of volcanic and plutonic rocks. The topsoil is a deep soil, with very low stoniness (<1%) with clay to silty clay texture.

Average Altitude (masl): 536 | Exposure: N/A

Average Slope: Very low <2%

2Carneros 612

Cabernet Franc, Clone Davis, ungrafted.

Plantation year 2000.

Coarse grained alluvium, made up of rounded pebbles, boulders and gravels of volcanic and plutonic rocks. The topsoil is a deep soil, with very low stoniness (<1%) with clay to silty clay texture.

Average Altitude (masl): 536 | Exposure: N/A

Average Slope: Very low <2%

3Lo Arcaya 5

Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 46, Rootstock 101-14.

Plantation year 2008.

Debris cone, made up of moderate stoniness (20%) with angular gravels. The topsoil is a thick soil, with silt loam to clay loam texture.

Average Altitude (masl): 717 | Exposure: South-west

Average Slope: Moderate (6%)

4San Rafael 315

Cabernet Sauvignon, Masal Selection, Rootstock 110R.

Plantation year 2002.

Coarse grained alluvium, made up of rounded pebbles, boulders and gravels of volcanic and plutonic rocks. The topsoil is a deep soil, with very low stoniness (<1%) with clay to silty clay texture.

Average Altitude (masl): 536 | Exposure: N/A

Average Slope: Very low <2%

Origin Maipo

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