Introduced from France in the 1800s, Carmenère has developed a unique personality in the terroir of Chile, which is today the only significant source of this uncommon varietal grape. The MontGras vineyards, located in the Colchagua Valley, are in the heart of the Chilean wine country. The climate is typically Mediterranean, favouring the production of rich, concentrated red wines.
Deep ruby red with purple notes, this Reserva Carmenère's powerful, spicy aromas mingle with mint and wild herbs. On the palate soft and round tannins combine with subtle vanilla and toasty flavors. It pairs very well with sweet-and-sour dishes, home stews, pâtés and duck liver, pasta, chicken and even some oily fish dishes, especially if they include a bit of pepper. (from the vintner)
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