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Carmenère: Alive and Well.

Apaltagua Reserva Carmenère 2015 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • Cheers to the family-owned Apaltagua Winery for producing small batch, estate grown, appellation-based wines from Chile. Consulting winemaker Alvaro Espinoza has pioneered biodynamic grape farming techniques and he was one of the first to bottle Chilean Carmenère. The grape had been misidentified as Merlot by Chilean producers, which wasn't good because Carmenère ripens later than Merlot. Thanks in part to Espinoza, Carmenère is now one of Chile's signature varietals. Given time to ripen, it's dark, fruity and spicy with green notes and soft tannins. Apaltagua is a perfect introduction to Chilean Carmenère and a excellent value.
  • Full feature | Posted 2017-02-21.
  • Tags: #redwine | #burgerwine | #chile | #carmenère