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This Sommelier Select Chilean Carmenere brings the flagship varietal of Chile straight to your cellar. The medium-to-full-bodied wine’s character is distinct with its blackcurrant nose matched with fruit jam flavors. Integrated tannins allow for early consumption and its rich and complex nature will be highlighted through maturing this unique variety in light oak.
Food Pairings: This style may have originated in France but it pairs especially well with chicken mole, carne asada, Cuban-style roast pork, cotija cheese, and pepper jack, and dishes spiced with red chili flakes, black pepper, or cumin.
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Yield: 6 Gallons | Body: Medium - Full | Oak: Light | ABV: 13.5%
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We recently tested and bottled Chilean Carmenere, and the bottles are resting comfortably in our cellar where they will remain. Our test was quite surprising; we expected something "red winey" but experienced something entirely unexpected. Very young yes, but refreshing with distinct flavor of vanilla with a light fruitiness (pear perhaps). We're looking forward to seeing what we get when it finishes out. We labeled 6 of the 30 bottles for differing aging times for "testing"; however, 2 cases will remain in the root cellar for 20 months. This red wine will probably pair nicely with lighter dishes, or enjoyed by itself on summer evenings...
This wine kit turned out great. My wife even likes it and she isn't a big wine drinker. I would like to see you have a good peal off label. When I get them with a kit they work great and we are unable to find them here. Thanks Wayne