Crushed and Cured

Odfjell, Armador Carménère, Central Valley, Chile, 2021


Alluring purplish-red in colour with aromas of dark fruits and licorice as well as hints of spice notes such as black pepper and cloves. The palate is long and refreshing with ripe fruit flavours and soft tannins.

Founded by Norwegian Dan Odfjell this pre-dominantly red wine producer creates wines of elegance and poise. Odfjell are fully committed to biodynamics with cover crops and beehives populating the vineyards, while small Fjord horses work the land. 

The grapes were picked and the bunches were destemmed but not crushed. The whole berries then underwent a cold maceration at 14ºC for four to six days prior to fermentation in 40,000-liter tanks using selected and native yeasts, followed by a 10-day post-fermentation maceration at 25ºC. Malolactic fermentation took place spontaneously in tanks.

Country: Chile

Region: Central Valley

Vintage: 2021

Grape Variety: Carménère (85%), Syrah (15%)

ABV: 13,5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Odfjell