List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Carmenere

Dark, full-bodied and herbaceous with a spicy kick ...

undefined, null

Dark, full-bodied and herbaceous with a spicy kick, Carménère found great success with its move to Chile in the mid-nineteenth century. Far from its birthplace of Bordeaux, Carménère once accompanied Malbec and Petit Verdot as a minor blending grape there. But the variety went a bit undercover, impressing wine lovers until 1994 when many plantings previously thought to be Merlot, were profiled as Carménère. Regardless of what vine variety it actually was, these have proven successful and plantings continue to increase.

In the Glass

Carménère can express a bit of herbaceous character or black pepper 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 Pairings

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 Secret

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.

Filter by
3 Items
3 Items
  • Tinga Reserve Carmenere 2016  Front Label
    Tinga Reserve Carmenere 2016
    Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $11.99
      Try the
      11 99
      11 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Cono Sur Bicicleta Carmenere 2016  Front Label
      Cono Sur Bicicleta Carmenere 2016
      Carmenere from Chile
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $9.99
        Try the
        9 99
        9 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Root 1 Carmenere 2016 Front Label
        Root 1 Carmenere 2016
        Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $9.99
          Try the 2017 Vintage 10 99
          9 99
          9 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

        Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

        It's easy to update and using the latest version
        of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

        Yes, Update Now
        Cheers to You!

        New customers: Save $20 off your first order of $50+. Code NOVNEW20

        $20 off your first order of $50+. Code NOVNEW20

        There was an error redeeming your code.

        *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 11/30/2019. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $50 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

        Search for ""

        Processing Your Order...