Carménère

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Once thought to be a nearly extinct Bordeaux variety, it was discovered that nearly 50% of the "Merlot" planted in Chile was actually Carménère.

Medium-Bodied Red

Primary Flavors

  • Raspberry

  • Bell Pepper

  • Black Plum

  • Paprika

  • Vanilla

Taste Profile

  • Body: Medium
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Tannin: Medium
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Alcohol: 11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Room (60–68°F)
  • Glass TypeUniversal
  • Decant 30 Minutes
  • Ageability10+ years
  • Avg Price $20.00

Food Pairing

The herbaceous, peppercorn-like flavros in Carmenere are a great embellishment to roast meats (from chicken to beef) and savory cumin-spiced dishes.

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