Wine Word: Carmenère
This week I am traveling in Chile and Argentina, so I thought I would fill you in on Chile signature grape Carmenère. How much do you know about this grape variety? Firstly, Carmenère is a thick skinned, late ripening black grape variety that makes deeply colored wines, which often have a signature herbaceous or soy sauce tang. The Origin of Carmenère — France not Chile: While most associated with Chile, Carmenère is in fact native to Bordeaux.