Thirty grapes in thirty days: Carménère

red grapes on vine

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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