Oh Grape Wine Blog — Carmenere
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Carmenere Chile Grape Varieties Red Wine
Carmenere (aka Carmenère, aka Carménère...) is a black grape variety which produces dark, full-bodied, intense and herbal red wines. Boom.Native to Bordeaux in France, Carmenere snuck its way to Chile in the mid-1800s amongst cuttings of Merlot. Now pretty much non-existent outside of Chile, it is the country's signature grape.Carmenere loves a warm and sunny climate and it ripens late in the growing season. As a result, its wines can be a bit TOO herbaceous and green if the grapes haven’t reached perfect ripeness.Often blended with other reds from Chile like Cabernet Sauvignon (adding perfume and juiciness), great single-variety Carmenère wines...