A fantastic value red that may only be with us for the summer so it's worth grabbing some of this perfect BBQ wine while you can.
This dry-farmed Carignan is grown in Curico’s coastal mountains in Chile. Debajo means “beneath” and refers to the vines’ struggle for water, digging their roots through the cracks in the dry earth to find water reserves beneath the ground.
The humble Carignan variety can produce captivating wines when grown in adversity but needs careful management. In the coastal mountains of Chile, the grapes are grown in an unirrigated, rocky vineyard where the vines' roots have to burrow deep to find water, nutrients and minerals. This struggle results in a wine with great concentration and flavour.
It's actually 85% Carignan blended with 15% Grenache. The nose is alive with fresh red berry fruit with a touch of spice. The palate is hugely juicy, fresh with abundant black fruit a gentle seam of tannin structure that is ultimately soft and supple.
Online price reduced from £8.75 to £7.95. Please click here for more details or to place an order. The usual 5% discount applies for orders of 12, or more, bottles which may be mixed.