We’re from the North, but only 30 degrees south of the equator – in the Elqui Valley of Chile.
A couple of thousand feet up with relatively young (2-15 year old) vines. The grapes thrive in the daytime heat and cool nights.
Carmenere is actually an historic Bordeaux varietal and is often mistaken for Merlot.
The vintner originally hails from Veneto Italy.
It is a real gem. This Chilean Carmenere has a silky, concentrated palate, and a dry finish that goes on and on. It’s best served in a big glass. And continually refilled!
CARMENERE – FALERNIA GRAN RESERVA ELQUI VALLEY 2017
$16.49, regularly $19.99