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Carménère

Carménère


At Vino Al Lago, we are always fascinated about how the same fruit can vary so much in flavors and structure. We thought it would be fun and eye-opening to showcase the profiles of the four grapes used in the 2012 Vintage...




Interesting Notes About Carménère

Where did it come from?
From the southwest of France, it is a natural cross between Cabernet Franc and Gros Cabernet. It was first mentioned in the town of Bergerac in 1783.

What does it taste like?
It has a wide spectrum of aromas from green tobacco to ripe, black currants. It almost always has a trademark herbaceous note. In the Santa Rosa Valley, it gets ripe enough to showcase the cassis notes of black currants, but maintains its secondary aromas.

What is its make-up?
It has very high tannin levels and high acidity. This makes it an ideal choice for winemakers seeking a to create an age-worthy wine. In the Santa Rosa Valley, the warm days with cool nights help ripen the grape, but also preserve the structure.


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