Looking For A Great Carmenere?

Let the WineAlign Critics help you find the Right Wine for the Right Price, Right Now!

Get Your Free Access Now

Top 5 Carmenere at the LCBO

Root: 1 Carmenère 2017 Bottle Root: 1 Carmenère 2017

Colchagua Valley, Chile
350546

+
Montgras Antu Carmenere 2015, Santa Cruz Bottle Montgras Antu Carmenere 2015, Santa Cruz

Colchagua Valley, Chile
632752

+

Find the BEST wines in YOUR price range

  • Over 125,000 wines reviewed and ranked
  • Reviews from Canada's top professional wine critics
  • Articles by Canada's best wine writers
Start drinking better wine now

Latest Articles

Anteprime di Toscana: Brunello di Montalcino 2019


Tasting notes and reviews on 78 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014 and Riserva 2013 at Benvenuto Brunello 2019 by Michael Godel The preview or anteprima tasting of current vintage releases known as Benvenuto Brunello took place on February 15th and 16th in the Chiostro Museo Montalcino. The producers were on hand to introduce their most recent […] More

John Szabo’s Vintages Preview: Tuscan Previews 2019


And more March 16th VINTAGES release recommendations Photos and text by John Szabo MS, with reviews by Michael Godel, David Lawrason, and Sara d’Amato This week, along with picks from the March 16th VINTAGES release, we feature a special report on Tuscany, and in particular the twin pillars of the Tuscan wine edifice, Chianti Classico […] More

New Winery Discoveries: Monte Bernardi, Panzano


by John Szabo MS Monte Bernardi is a gem in the southernmost part of Panzano, Greve, producing a superb range of transparent wines from organically/biodynamically-farmed vines. German-American Michael Schmelzer just completed his 16th harvest from the 15ha of vineyards surrounding the winery. His trajectory into the winegrowing business was a bit unusual. Born in Germany […] More

National Wine Awards of Canada

Discover Canada's best wines! In 2016, 22 judges tasted 1,535 wines from 230 wineries across the country to identify Canada's top wines.

View Award-Winning Wines

World Wine Awards of Canada

Seventeen judges tasted 1,000 wines in 21 categories in 2015 to find the world's best wines sold in Canada under $50.

View Award-Winning Wines



Carmenere

The Carmenère grape is a red variety originally planted in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France, where it was used for blending purposes in the same manner as Petit Verdot. Now rarely found in France, the world's largest area planted with this variety is in Chile in South America. Chilean plantings, brought from France in the 19th Century, were originally thought to be Merlot, before being correctly identified in 1994 and, since then, used as a distinctive signature by the country's producers. Carmenère wine has a deep red color and aromas found in red fruits, spices and berries, with tannins that are gentler and softer than those in Cabernet Sauvignon. Although mostly used as a blending grape, wineries do bottle a pure varietal Carmenère which. Its taste might also be reminiscent of dark chocolate, tobacco, and leather. The wine is best drunk young.