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Carmen Carmenere Gran Reserva 2011

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"In 1994, an ampelographer visiting the Carmen winery discovered that the grape all of Chile thought was Merlot was Carménère, a nearly extinct grape from Bordeaux. Marked by soft tannins and a nose of earth and spice, Gran Reserva is the winery's top Carménère, produced from its very best vineyards." - Wall Street Journal

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Viña Carmen was founded in 1850 by Christian Lanz, who named the winery in honour to his beloved wife Carmen. More than a century later, in 1987, the Claro Group acquired the brand to take it into a new direction. In 1992 a new winery was built and new vineyards were planted, to produce the best quality wines from Chile, and export them worldwide. Carmen has been recognised for its quality and ... Read more
Viña Carmen was founded in 1850 by Christian Lanz, who named the winery in honour to his beloved wife Carmen. More than a century later, in 1987, the Claro Group acquired the brand to take it into a new direction. In 1992 a new winery was built and new vineyards were planted, to produce the best quality wines from Chile, and export them worldwide. Carmen has been recognised for its quality and for being a pioneer in the Chilean wine industry. As an example, the Carmenére grape was discovered amongst Carmen vineyards. Additionally the winery has been the leader producer of wines from organically grown grapes through its Nativa brand. Today, Viña Carmen is one of the most important Chilean wineries in the premium wine segment. It exports to more than 50 countries, which represents 94% of the total production. Read less

External Reviews for Carmen Carmenere Gran Reserva

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

Recommended - Decanter Wine Awards 2010 Pioneering, energetic, cosmopolitan, elegant, innovative and contemporary, Vina Carmen was the first producer in Chile to specialize in organic grapes. They were responsible for identifying Carmenere, which had previously been thought of as Merlot. They were among the first to produce – to acclaim – premium Chilean wines. From the winery in the Maipo Valley, and using primary fruit from that area, as well as carefully-sited vineyards in Rapel, Casablanca and Curico, Carmen have produced a series of fruit-driven wines, stylish both in taste and look, which are stunning in their intensity and purity of their aromas. Grapes : Carmenere 95%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Region : Chile / Colchagua Maker : Sebastian Labbe Notes : Intense red fruit character on the nose with hints of toasted tobacco, cedar and oak. Full bodied with lovely balance and a deep, velvety texture with beautiful length. Serve : Serve this wine with Filet Mignon, roast prime rib, roast duck, rabbit, lamb cutlets, meatballs, ratatouille, kebab, rich pasta dishes and cheeses such as Gruyère, Manchego, Parmesan, Cantal, Cheddar. ABV : 14%



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"In 1994, an ampelographer visiting the Carmen winery discovered that the grape all of Chile thought was Merlot was Carménère, a nearly extinct grape from Bordeaux. Marked by soft tannins and a nose of earth and spice, Gran Reserva is the winery's top Carménère, produced from its very best vineyards." - Wall Street Journal

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