Viña Ventisquero Carmenère Colchagua Valley Root 1 2009
Intense violet with rich, ripe aromas of red fruit and vanilla combine with soft spice notes. A full-bodied and juicy profile with blackberry, cherry and a hint of smoke followed by supple tannins and strong finish. Food Pairings: Root: 1 Carmenere has a unique character that makes it the perfect wine to complement flavorful ingredients like garlic, bell peppers, fresh herbs and eggplant. It also pairs well with pasta, hearty soups, spicy entrees and grilled lamb or pork.
External Reviews for Viña Ventisquero Carmenère Colchagua Valley Root 1
Bright ruby. Fresh red berries and cherry on the nose, with a smoky licorice note gaining strength with air. A gently sweet midweight that offers fresh raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a kick of zesty acidity. Finishes slightly rigid but with good tangy persistence.
Fairly warm and syrupy on the nose, with bits of earth, leather and baked plum. The palate is a touch underdeveloped and herbal in terms of flavor, but there's no shortage of size. Plump and chewy but basic on the finish, with a returning set of herbal berry flavors that could use more coaching.
Light and forward, with grilled herb, cherry and vanilla notes. Drink now.
Opaque ruby. Dark berries and mocha on the nose, augmented by a subtle smoky quality and a touch of cracked pepper. Round and fleshy, displaying slightly loose-knit dark fruit flavors and no rough edges. Finishes smooth, with modest persistence. I'd have liked a bit more focus. The Root:1 wines are made from grapes grown on their original, ungrafted rootstock, which is pretty normal in Chile but quite rare elsewhere, especially in Europe.
Food Pairings for Viña Ventisquero Carmenère Colchagua Valley Root 1
Orange-Scented Rice Pilaf with Fennel Recipe
Quick Gorgonzola Pasta Sauce Recipe
Roasted Potatoes & Turnips Recipe
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'Mo J' Marinated & Grilled Flank Steak Recipe
Tomato & Fresh Green Bean Salad with Crisp Prosciutto Recipe
Basic Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe
Fennel Layered with Potatoes & Breadcrumbs (Tortiera di Finocchi e Patate) Recipe
Intense violet with rich, ripe aromas of red fruit and vanilla combine with soft spice notes. A full-bodied and juicy profile with blackberry, cherry and a hint of smoke followed by supple tannins and strong finish
Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable
Notes: 10 months in French and American Oak
|Total Acidity: 5.5 grams per liter|
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