Carménère is a very slow ripening grape, best suited for long indian summers.
Top-Rated Carménère Wines age well and typically cost between $50–$100.
A trip to Chile you will hear people refer to it as their “Purple Angel” ie “our kids are so rotten thank goodness for our Purple Angel!”
Carménère recently celebrate 20 years as an officially recognized variety in Chile in 2018.
Wine was brought into Chile first by Spanish Conquistadors in the mid 1500s. Carménère was first brought to Chile in the mid 1800s and was thought to be Merlot until 1994.
Carménère is known for producing wines with red fruit flavors.
Carménère contains higher levels of aroma compound scalled pyrazines, which give wines like Carménère, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon subtle flavors of peppercorn, eucalyptus, and even cocoa powder.
Fine Carménère wines offer dense, ripe, and powerful flavors of plums, berries, and cocoa notes, along with a creamy mid-palate and fine-grained tannins. The best rated wines easily resemble fine Bordeaux or Cabernet Sauvignon (with softer, more gentle tannins).
100% Carménère wines generally have more red fruit flavors of raspberry and pomegranate along with the classic notes of green pepper and paprika.
Carménère pairs exceptionally well with roast pork and lamb with mint.
The lighter tannin and higher acidity in Carménère wine make it quite an easy red to pair with a great variety of dishes. Ideally, leaner grilled meats with savory sauces like Chimichurri (a cilantro-based sauce), green salsas, mint, or parsley pesto will complement the herbal qualities of the wine and make it taste more fruity. Carménère will even do well alongside darker white meats, including turkey and duck.
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