Carmenère

 

Name of varietal: Carmenère
 
Common synonyms: Grand Vidure, Biturica
 
Parentage of the grape: might be offspring of Cabernet Sauvignon (Vidure is its synonym)
 
History of the grape: Carmenère was once widely planted in Bordeaux’s Medoc for its deep color and unique gaminess. It was most often used for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot as well as other grapes since it added a rich depth of flavor and structure to the wines. However, it needs a lot of sunlight and can be very difficult to maintain, so it was all but wiped out in Bordeaux during the late 19th century Phylloxera crisis and not replanted. Meanwhile, before Phylloxera struck, many Vitis vinifera vines were exported to Chile, where the pest never took hold. Carmenère became widely planted there, but due to similar shared characteristics, it was long assumed to be Merlot. However, distinctions had been noticed between what was most definitely Merlot and other wines which Read more »

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  • Montes Alpha Camenere 2012

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    Inky ruby in the glass with dark fruits on the nose. Mix of dark and red fruits in the mouth with sharp acididty and a oaky finish. Good effort on this wine but the oak is a bit over done. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Well Welcome Karen!I'll have to check out your carmenere when I'm down next.  I love Carmenere!  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Thank you for the kind words MsWyngs!  We (Trio Vintners) get our Carmenere from the Heart of the Hill Vineyard owned by Scott Williams of Kiona Vineyards! We are so grateful to get this great fruit from him to make our single varietal (nothing blended with it) Carmenere!  It's very popular and priced at just $29 a bottle! Such a deal! Read More

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  • Hello Dvogler,It is nice to meet you.   I was at Taste Washington this ... Walla has one of my favorite Carmenere's and Dusted Valley also Walla Walla has an amazing Bordeaux Blend BFM.  Dusted Valley has a tasting room in Woodinville, so if you are ever down there I highly recommend visiting it. &nbs Read More

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  • Hello members of the Snooth community.  I am a great fan of wines, and like wine I am getting better with age and so are my tastebuds.  There are so many amazing wine available and I am sure it is everyone's dream to have your own winery.  I know it is mine.  In the meantime I am the owner of d'vine Products, it is a line of fun wine, beer and l... Read More

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  • Natura Carmenere 2013

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    wonderful wine, perfectly sweet, dry, tart & rich color. it makes non-organic wines.............blush Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Natura Carmenere 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Primus Red Blend 2009

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    For my money if you can find a blend containing a drop or two of Syrah and Carmenere with Cab. Sauv. and/or Merlot for less than $20. BUY IT. This was a very good bottle of vino. Thank you, Chile. If only I could afford to visit. 3/5/15...I believe winter will end in two days, but what do I really know about wine or weather? Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Concha Y Toro Carmenere Marques de Casa Concha 2013

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    This wine is our favorite..Our only local store that we can find it at,"Martin's" has been steadily raising it's cost in just the last month. At start, both the Frontera Cabernet and the Merlot started at $8.99. We prefer the purple label Merlot, and bought it often. It went straight to $14.99, then the Cabernet at $8.99, went to $10.99, then th... Read More

    Wine review by elobettye


  • Concha Y Toro Carmenere Marques de Casa Concha 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by elobettye


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