Apaltagua Grial Carmenere 2000

Carmenere from Chile, South America

Price: $29.99
Item No. 55430
  • WE91
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Winemaker's Notes

Grial is among the very best Carmeneres produced today. Extreme measures were taken in fruit selection which results in a rich, extracted, and bold wine capable of many years of extended cellaring. The seductive flavors of blackberry, grilled peppers, and dark, spicy cherry linger on the palate.

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Apaltagua is a winery that specializes in one distinguished, but lesser known, grape varietal - carmenere. Carmenere is the lost Bordeaux variety, as it was originally planted in Bordeaux, but was abandoned there because it was too late ripening for their climate, but was known for producing very high quality and elegant wines. Thankfully, the carmenere variety was imported to...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Carmenere

Carmenere(car-men-YEHR) Chilean Jewel Carmenere is yet another grape that was eventually exiled from the Bordeaux blend. In the late 1800's, Carmenere was brought over to Chile from France, and it never turned back. For a while, Chilean growers thought this grape was Merlot and labeled their wines as such. But in the early nineties, thanks to DNA...

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