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Santa Carolina Specialties Dry Farming Carignan 2009, Chile Add to ...

  • Rating 90
  • Year 2009
  • Region Cauquenes Valley
  • Varietal Carignan
  • Food Pairing Rare steak
  • Price $15.95

Fertile, water-rich soil is good for certain vegetables in your garden, but it’s a recipe for lousy wine. Vines must suffer thirst to yield concentrated berries. “Dry farming,” a practice that eschews irrigation, keeps vines on that life-or-death edge. This beauty is full-bodied and chewy-dense, with flavours of cherry, earth and spice. It would be splendid with rare steak.

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