Bordeaux’s classic Carmenère grape scales new heights in Chile’s pristine vineyards, as you’ll taste in this beguiling red. It’s from one of the country’s top family owned estates – an enticing combination of wild berry and green pepper notes.
"Really enjoyed this. The fruits and peppers blended well into a smooth, very pleasant drink"
Online Review For the 2016 vintage
A “viticultural garden of Eden” (Decanter), Chile produces some of the best value wines in the world. And this ‘fresh as a daisy’ Carmenère epitomises all that’s great about this fabulous wine country, delivering glorious ripe fruit and complexity too. Carmenère is a variety that fell out of favour at home in Bordeaux as it had a tendency to ripen late – occasionally not at all. However, in Chile’s winemaking paradise it ripens to perfection, year in, year out, and is today regarded as a national treasure. This classic example hails from the vineyards of Luis Felipe Edwards – a long established family winery with an enviable reputation for quality. Expect bright, upfront red fruit with spicy, green pepper notes – ideal with veggie kebabs.
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