I recently had an opportunity to join the good folks at Wines of Chile and many more online tasters & tweeters to celebrate the 21st year of the re-discovery of Chile’s “Happy Accident;” also known as the red grape variety, Carménère. An ancient Bordeaux variety, Carménère was one of the six original red Bordeaux grapes. The variety thrived in Bordeaux until the late 19th century when the phylloxera epidemic wiped out many European vineyards. When the vineyards were replanted, other noble Bordeaux grapes were favored over Carménère and the variety was near extinction.
|Koyle Royale 2011 Carménère|
|Maquis 2009 Carmenère|
|Tamaya Gran Reserva 2011 Carménère|
I would like to thank Wines of Chile for their time and invitation to this insightful and quite enjoyable virtual tasting event. Cheers!
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