Carmen Stevens Carmenere 2017
Carmen Stevens Carmenere 2017
Social contribution type wine. A portion of the profits from this wine are used to fund school feeding projects in poorer areas of the Western Cape. Limited merchandise. One of only three Carménères in South Africa.
Intense, deep purple. Intense aromas of ripe red figs, plums and red fruits. Soft acidity, concentrated and rich fruit, soft, smooth, juicy and rich taste. There are also fresh lime and dark chocolate flavors. Well balanced with firm body and astringency, ripe berry fruits and oak flavors. A fresh, fruity New World-style mellow wine. 100% Carmenere wine, rare even in South Africa.
Beef, mutton, beef stew, chicken, roasted vegetables, smoked dishes (beef/pork/chicken/fish, etc.), camembert, rich cheeses such as blue cheese, etc.
Country of origin/production area
Wellington, South Africa
*Depending on the stock situation, the vintage of the wine to be shipped may differ from the description. If you are interested in vintage, please contact us before ordering.
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● Location: Stellenbosch Wine is produced by purchasing grapes from various regions of the Western Cape. The wine is rich, fruity, dense, feminine and New World style. This wine is an expression of her passion as a winemaker Carmen, and at the same time a sense of her mission as a project organizer to support the present and future of many poor children in the Western Cape. Carmen, with her beautiful twinkling black eyes, is a small but powerful woman who always overcomes obstacles and moves forward.
“Within five years, I will have my own winery and my own vineyards. I will also have a tasting room and entertain guests.In that way, I will be able to provide more women and children with a bright future and opportunities. And we want to expand sales to Asia and other parts of Africa.”
Carmen wants to tell her children, "No matter how hard it is, your dreams will come true if you work hard." In fact, she grew up in a poor environment, but wine opened up her world. Anything is possible." A single mother who enjoys cooking and eating out with her two daughters when she is not working.
● Carmen School Lunch Project:
2011: Carmen started by serving soup three times a week to three primary schools (400-500 students) in Belhar, Stellenbosch, where she lived since she was 13.
2020: 25 communities, 53 schools, 10,310 students, serving a total of 3,716,999 meals. The donation/operation cost is 4,974,102 rand (approximately 34,818,714 yen).
Usually, 1.5% of Carmen's sales (transaction) amount is devoted to this project, and other donations are also collected.
●Cap: Cork ●Cultivation/Manufacturing: Only 8 rows of grapes from one Wellington field are produced once every two years. It is rare in the sense that only 3 pieces including this one are shipped as Carmenere in South Africa. Only 560 bottles are produced in 2 barrels and are numbered on the front label. Carménère tends to have a herbal flavor, so I am careful to expose the grapes to the sun. The result is beautiful, fruity grapes. The grapes are naturally fermented in two open barrels. One is a new barrel and the other is a used barrel. The juice is extracted slowly and gently twice a day to avoid over-herbal flavor. As a result, it is exposed to a lot of oxygen, which stabilizes the color and softens the astringency. After fermentation, the wine is aged in 50% new and 50% used barrels.
●Production volume: 560 pieces ●Aging potential: Vintage + 10 years ●Label: The label is a tiger that Caitlin, the eldest daughter, drew in elementary school when she was 6 years old. If you look closely, the tiger has a person on the right side, a bird on the left side, and a dog in the middle. According to Carmen, the label shows how different people perceive the same wine in different ways. Each bottle has a bottle number.
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