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Carmenere Wine Details

Description: Inky dark with nice fruit and supple tannins, these Chilean grapes have been mistaken for Merlot for decades.

Varietal Definition
The now resurgent Carmenère grape was brought to Chile in the 1850s before it was virtually wiped out in Europe by the phylloxera epidemic in the 1880s. It has since thrived in Chile, and was mistaken for Merlot until its spicy and distinctive flavor was rediscovered and developed separately from Merlot in recent years.


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