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Carmenere

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Far from its birthplace of Bordeaux, where it once accompanied Malbec and Petit Verdot as a blending grape, Carménère has found great success in Chile since the mid-nineteenth century. However, the variety went a bit undercover until 1994 when many plantings previously thought to be Merlot, were profiled as Carménère. Regardless of what vine variety it actually was, these vineyards continue to prosper today under their correct name.

Tasting Notes for Carménère

Carménère is a dry red wine with an herbaceous or black pepper character but in warm climates or with additional hangtime before harvest, it makes wines reminiscent of blackberry, blueberry and dark plum, with rich and savory notes of chocolate, coffee, smoke and soy sauce.

Perfect Food Pairings for Carménère

Carménère makes a great match for a hearty steak or barbecued red meat. It can also work well with white meat when prepared with a mole sauce or spice rub.

Sommelier Secrets for Carménère

Perhaps Carménère’s herbal character can be explained in part by familial relations—due to the strange nature of grapevine breeding, Carménère is both a progeny and a great-grandchild of the similarly flavored Cabernet Franc.

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  • Baron Philippe de Rothschild Escudo Rojo Carmenere Reserva 2019  Front Label
    Baron Philippe de Rothschild Escudo Rojo Carmenere Reserva 2019
    Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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  • Hacienda Araucano Reserva Carmenere 2019  Front Label
    Hacienda Araucano Reserva Carmenere 2019
    Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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  • Errazuriz Max Reserva Carmenere 2018  Front Label
    Errazuriz Max Reserva Carmenere 2018
    Carmenere from Aconcagua Valley, Chile
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  • Vina Tarapaca Gran Reserva Carmenere 2019  Front Label
    Vina Tarapaca Gran Reserva Carmenere 2019
    Carmenere from Maipo Valley, Chile
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  • Apaltagua Envero Gran Reserva Carmenere 2018  Front Label
    Apaltagua Envero Gran Reserva Carmenere 2018
    Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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  • TerraNoble CA1 Andes Carmenere 2015  Front Label
    TerraNoble CA1 Andes Carmenere 2015
    Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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  • Root 1 Carmenere 2018 Front Label
    Root 1 Carmenere 2018
    Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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    • Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Carmenere 2019  Front Label
      Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Carmenere 2019
      Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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    • Maquis Carmenere 2017  Front Label
      Maquis Carmenere 2017
      Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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    • TerraNoble CA2 Costa Carmenere 2016  Front Label
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      Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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      • Casas del Bosque Reserva Carmenere 2018  Front Label
        Casas del Bosque Reserva Carmenere 2018
        Carmenere from Rapel Valley, Chile
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        • La Playa Axel Carmenere 2018  Front Label
          La Playa Axel Carmenere 2018
          Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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          • Calina Carmenere 2017 Front Label
            Calina Carmenere 2017
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            • Arboleda Carmenere 2018  Front Label
              Arboleda Carmenere 2018
              Carmenere from Aconcagua Valley, Chile
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            • Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere 2018  Front Label
              Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere 2018
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            • Inama Carmenere Piu 2017  Front Label
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            • De Martino Legado Carmenere 2018  Front Label
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            • Montes Purple Angel Apalta Vineyard Carmenere 2018  Front Label
              Montes Purple Angel Apalta Vineyard Carmenere 2018
              Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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            • Hacienda Araucano Alka Carmenere 2015 Front Label
              Hacienda Araucano Alka Carmenere 2015
              Carmenere from Chile
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