Carmenére wines

A selection of wines made with the wonderful Carménere grape variety.

Mostly made in Chile this varietal was thought for many years to be a full bodied Merlot until a wily old Frenchman who was touring Chile remarked to the shocked Chilean winemaker of Carmen that his Merlot was certainly not Merlot!

An investigation followed and the DNA structure of the wine revealed that this elderly gentleman was correct and the grapes were in fact Carmenére and not Merlot at all!

It was his keen eye that revealed this fact as he remarked that the leaves were not the same as Merlot leaves. If you put the two leave side by side you would find it very difficult to tell the difference and yet this old French winemaker had worked with the Merlot grape for his whole life and he instinctively knew it wasn't right.

Carmen wines have been at the forefront of promoting this wine throughout the world ever since and the quality and style of Carmenére grows every year as the winemakers discover how to treat and tend this vine.

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Carmenére wines

A selection of wines made with the wonderful Carménere grape variety.

Mostly made in Chile this varietal was thought for many years to be a full bodied Merlot until a wily old Frenchman who was touring Chile remarked to the shocked Chilean winemaker of Carmen that his Merlot was certainly not Merlot!

An investigation followed and the DNA structure of the wine revealed that this elderly gentleman was correct and the grapes were in fact Carmenére and not Merlot at all!

It was his keen eye that revealed this fact as he remarked that the leaves were not the same as Merlot leaves. If you put the two leave side by side you would find it very difficult to tell the difference and yet this old French winemaker had worked with the Merlot grape for his whole life and he instinctively knew it wasn't right.

Carmen wines have been at the forefront of promoting this wine throughout the world ever since and the quality and style of Carmenére grows every year as the winemakers discover how to treat and tend this vine.

Sort by:
Showing 1 to 8 of 8
view: per page
Sort by:
Showing 1 to 8 of 8
view: per page