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Oveja Negra Cabernet Franc Carmenère

The Experience

Drink When...
You don't want to follow the herd
Listen To...
Zig Zag Wanderer by Captain Beefheart
Think About...
Zig zag!
Drink With...
Grilled vegetable and sun-dried tomato cous cous

The Oddbins Take

Oveja Negra, if you hadn’t gathered from the black sheep on the label, translates as ‘Black Sheep’ and that’s exactly why we love these guys – they don’t follow the herd. Cabernet Franc and Carmenère is an unusual blend, but it works really well – Cab Franc’s light body, finesse and peppery quality balance out the fuller, more ample fruit of Carmenère. We always thought it was a good idea not to try to fit in and this is further evidence thereof. Yieah boy!

The Vital Statistics

Country
Chile
Region
Maule Valley
Vintage
2013
Drink
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 5 Years
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
1.42 g/l
14.0%
Alcohol Units
10.5

In stock

£8.75

£8.75

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The Style

Grape
Cabernet Franc (72%), Carménère (28%)
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians

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Brian Elliot in The Scotland on Sunday, 17/8/14: "It’s interesting to see two traditional French varieties given a New World twist. The resulting rich, but lightly oaked blend majors on dark plum fruit, but wraps those flavours with spiciness and a lively, fruity acidity, even though the finish has firm touches of tannin."

Authentic, sustainable and harmonious are the three words that sum up the philosophy of Via Wines’, which has estates across Chile’s diverse valleys of Maule, Curicó, Colchagua and Casablanca.

A team of young professional viticulturists and winemakers control the process from grape growing to winemaking. Each vintage, they select the finest fruit with a rich variety of aromas that reflect the diversity of origin. Careful and sensitive handling of the vines and grapes is embedded in Via’s culture, with the aim of producing elegant, complex wines.

The Reserva range showcases the spirit of a black sheep; willing to be different and innovative. The wines are rich and fruit-driven blends with flavour intensity and concentration. This Cabernet Franc/Carmenère has fabulous aromas of red and black fruits such as cassis, plum, blueberry, and prunes with black pepper and a bit of spice nicely blended with a light touch of oak.


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