Thirty grapes in thirty days: Carménère

We’ve got that Friday feeling in the office today and we’re celebrating with Carménère. Carménère is an old European grape varietal which originated in Bordeaux. Over time Carménère became a hard grape to grow as it was more vulnerable to disease than other varietals.

In the 19th century the grape received a new lease of life when it landed in Chile. Thanks to the warm climate Chile now has the largest planting of Carménère in the world.

Our Carménère wines are a deep violet in colour and have aromas of intense black cherry, vanilla and spice. Typically they have a well balanced acidity with smooth tannins making it an easy drinking wine. Food we would recommend to pair are rich, tasty pastas and seasoned fish.

If you want a Carménère with a difference we also recommend Santiago Carménère Rosé. This is a medium bodied, elegant wine perfect for all rosé lovers!

by Rebekah Hilton

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