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 »

Mentor for Carmenère Wines

Jake Pippin

Wine marketing, education professional and Chile Brand Ambassador with Vine Connections with a love of wine old and new. I am wine geek and traveler with an unquenchable desire to explore the world of wine one region and country at a time

View Profile » View Top Lists »

View More

Popular Carmenère wines

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Page 1 of 182

Carmenère on Snooth

  • Casillero del Diablo Carmenere Reserva Chile 2016

    Snoothrank:

    Pleasantly herbal tobacco leaf and raspberry aromas with notes of red current and floral violets. Mixed red fruit palate of cranberry, cherry and red currant with hints of licorice on the mid palate and an earthy, green note welling up from the core and delivering a smoky dark chocolate and a peppery spice towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • San Pedro 1865 Single Vineyard Carmenere Maule Valley 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Herbed and red fruited on the palate with notes of cranberry and red currant, fresh basil and eucalyptus. Dry and thick on the palate with full and ripe red currant and cherry, lightly medicinal with notes of Dr Pepper and a thick syrupy heft and a medium full acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Chono Carmenere Reserva 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Binny's 1/31/2018. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • San Pedro 1865 Single Vineyard Carmenere Maule Valley 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Herbed and red fruited on the palate with notes of cranberry and red currant, fresh basil and eucalyptus. Dry and thick on the palate with full and ripe red currant and cherry, lightly medicinal with notes of Dr Pepper and a thick syrupy heft and a medium full acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wine Spots Colchagua Valley 2007

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by AndreaLouise01


  • Montes Carmenere Purple Angel 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Richly aromatic notes of dark black cherry and black currant, a bit of heat and dark spice, thick licorice and a note of eucalyptus. Despite being a full bodied, big rich and bold wine, this is surprisingly light on its feet, with baking spice and tart acidity playing against molasses, smoke and dark chocolate notes, a fresh black currant and bl... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Montes Limited Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere Colchagua Valley 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Savory and earthy notes of tart and focused sour cherry and cranberry with a lightly smoked but mostly mineral note of fresh fruit. In the mouth this is intriguingly fruity on entry, with more tart red fruit notes of preserved cherry and cranberry, earthy and a bit raw with a smoked, dusty earth and strong tannins coming through towards the fini... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Indomita Selected Carmenere 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Fruity. A correct but somehow lackluster wine. Read More

    Wine review by rkeeler440


  • Over the past ten years I’ve watched as Carmenere from Chile has hit the wine scene in a big way. The grape returned from assumed extinction in 1994 – that’s a fairly recent date, especially in wine years. For decades it was believed that Carmenere from Chile was a unique strain of Merlot. Once its true identity was revealed by DNA testing the g... Read More

    From the article Celebrate the Holidays with Carmenere from Chile


  • Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenere 2014

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by viciousstyles


  • do you have a case of concha y tora carmenere what IS SHIPPING TO NEW MEXICO

    Comment by 232834equiney 232834 equiney


  • I Love Caliterra Carmenere Reserve. 9.50 euros Greece

    Comment by 585930ZOI TSATSOU 585930 ZOI TSATSOU


  • Apaltagua has a wonderful Camenere. I love it's rustic flavorful fruitiness.

    Comment by 901944gwendolyn corgan 901944 gwendolyn corgan


  • Carmerere Reserva 2009 best dinner wine with a Roast or Grilled Lamb Chops!!!

    Comment by 463975indy49 463975 indy49


  • delicious dinner wine !

    Comment by 463975indy49 463975 indy49


  • We enjoyed Laura Hartwig's Carmenere 2005 at our Club last week. It was rich bodied, smooth with a hint of pepper and berry flavor.

    Comment by 568831kalalie 568831 kalalie


  • Yes I love the 2007 Santa Digna Carmenere Miguel Torres Reserve

    Comment by 91400Diane B 91400 Diane B


1 2 3 4 5  ...  182 next




Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Carmenère Top Lists


Recent Forum PostsView all


Carmenère wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network