Tonight’s wine is a lovely Carmenere.
If you would like to know how to pronounce Carmenere click here.
I am learning all about wine. I have loved wine for a while but won’t lie, I know little to nothing about why I like it. I have pinpointed that I like Malbec, Cabrenet Savignon if within the right dates, Argentinian table wines and most deep reds from France. Now I start exploring them by labels, vineyards, year and region.
Wish me luck!
Thanks to Dallas Secret Wine I have learned that the Carmenere is a cross between Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Carménère wine has a deep red color and aromas found in red fruits, spices and berries. The tannins are gentler and softer than those in Cabernet Sauvignon and it is a medium body wine. Although mostly used as a blending grape, wineries do bottle a pure varietal Carménère which, when produced from grapes at optimal ripeness, imparts a cherry-like, fruity flavor with smoky, spicy and earthy notes and a deep crimson color. Its taste might also be reminiscent of dark chocolate, tobacco, and leather. The wine is best drunk young.