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Top 5 Carmenere at the LCBO

Root: 1 Carmenère 2017 Bottle Root: 1 Carmenère 2017

Colchagua Valley, Chile
350546

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

Colchagua Valley, Chile
632752

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Primus Carmenère 2017, Apalta, Colchagua Valley Bottle Primus Carmenère 2017, Apalta, Colchagua Valley

Colchagua Valley, Chile
439356

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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.