Terranoble Carmenère, Gran Reserva
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Terranoble Carmenère, Gran Reserva - 2018

Item # 17595 750mL
$17.99/ Single Bottle
$215.88 $194.29/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The Carmenère grape came to Chile via Bordeaux in the late nineteenth century, and lately it's been more at home in South America than France. The red wines made from this grape can range from refreshing and easy-drinking to full-bodied and dense.

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Staff Pick Notes

Carmenere is somewhat off the radar. Historically it was a less planted grape that played a supporting role in Bordeaux wines. It was brought to Chile by immigrants in the mid nineteenth century and thrived in the moderate climate between icy mountain temperatures and the warming Pacific coast. Unfortunately it didn't get much credit. Due to it's smooth, medium-bodied profile in wines it was mistaken for Merlot until late in the twentieth century when the truth was uncovered. Carmenere is finally getting the name recognition it deserves. The Terranoble Gran Reserva showcases the depth of the fertile Colchagua valley at the base of the highest peaks of the Andes. Velvety plum notes, herbs and a hint of spicy cacao. It's an easy drinking, food friendly wine for any time of the year.

- TD

Astor's Glossary of Terms


Chilean winemakers are known for opening their arms to forgotten European grape varieties, nursing them back to health, and then releasing them back to the rest of the world - and we can’t thank them enough for it. Chile’s friendly, delicious Carmenères are the best example, but Chile is generally one of the most consistent sources of delicious, ready-to-drink, approachable wines. Cabernet...

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Hundreds of years ago, the red Carmenère grape was widely used in the blended wines of the best châteaux in Bordeaux. No more, however: it was difficult to grow and often gave low yields, so the French mostly abandoned it. It has recently found a home in Chile, where it has successfully been made into full-bodied, deep red varietals.

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