Apaltagua Envero Carmenere 2003

Carmenere from Chile, South America

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Item No. 79780
  • WE91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • WE89
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Winemaker's Notes

This unusual variety can produce some exceptionally good red wine, and this is one of the best! Think of this wine as having the charm of Merlot with the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon - a smooth, seductive wine made by one of Chile's leading winemaker's, Alvaro Espinoza. A complex offering, at a price that can't be beat, Envero is 76% Carmenere and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon. Its dark, rich fruit is complemented by eight months in French oak. All the fruit comes from the prestigious Apalta region of Colchagua, with the vines over 50 years old.

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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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