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Intervalo, Carmenère - 2016

Item # 37274 1.5L
$18.96 $11.96 / Single Bottle
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$113.76 $64.58/ Case of 6
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

Today, Carmenère is considered the signature grape of Chile. However, the grape was transported to Chile well over a hundred years ago when there was a migration of French viticulturalists looking for land outside of their homeland after dealing with the devastating louse, Phylloxera. The grape boasts dark-berried, jammy fruit with a punch of tannins.

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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.