The Carménère grape is a wine grape variety originally planted in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France, where it was used to produce deep red wines and occasionally used for blending purposes in the same manner as Petit Verdot. Now rarely found in France, the world’s largest area planted with this variety is in Chile in South America, with more than 8,800 hectares (2009) cultivated in the Central Valley.
intense violet in color with ripe aromas of blackberries and warm spice. full-bodied and fruit-forward with plum, cherry and a hint of smoke. smooth tannins and good structure create perfect balance and a powerful finish with notes of vanilla.